Elliott Key Harbor and Campground Closed
Winds, surge and tides associated with Hurricane Sandy caused considerable damage to docks & boardwalk at Elliott Key. The harbor and campground are closed until further notice. University Dock remains open for day use only. More »
Some of the names that pepper the pages of Biscayne National Park's history are well-known: Firestone, Honeywell, Hoover, Nixon. Other names are associated with exciting stories of daring, worthy of a television drama. Still others are linked to inspiring stories, offering role models to emulate. Most names, though, are not easily recognized, linked to quiet and unassuming people just getting on with the business of daily living.
The pages in this section are dedicated to the exciting, the inspiring and the unassuming. We invite you to learn the stories of Biscayne's people.
Did You Know?
In 2001, scientists taking a plant inventory in Biscayne National Park discovered a population of semaphore pricklypear cactus, one of the world's rarest plants. Previously known as only 9 plants in the lower Florida Keys, the new population numbered 570 plants...over 60 times the previous count.