• Purple, yellow, gold and orange sponges and soft corals wave against a turquioise sea.


    National Park Florida

There are park alerts in effect.
hide Alerts »
  • Boat Tours, Paddle-craft Rentals and Select Conveniences Temporarily Unavailable

    Glass-bottom, snorkel, diving and island boat tours, and rentals for canoes and other paddle-craft, are temporarily unavailable. The park is working to resolve the issue as soon as possible and regrets the inconvenience. Limited snack items are available.

Other Resources

The following links will help you find information about the resources found within Biscayne National Park:

Biscayne Expedition: Camping Guide - pages 32-58 give a general introduction to Biscayne National Park's natural and cultural history.
Nature and Science - links to this website's pages and will provide a general review of mangroves, Biscayne Bay and the coral reef.
Reef Relief
Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Did You Know?

Pioneer home on Elliott Key

Elliott Key and other islands in Biscayne National Park were settled under the Homestead Act of 1862. This law gave free land to settlers willing to live on and farm a piece of land for five years. The main crops planted here were pineapples and key limes.