A Watery Wonderland

Within sight of downtown Miami, yet worlds away, Biscayne protects a rare combination of aquamarine waters, emerald islands, and fish-bejeweled coral reefs. Here too is evidence of 10,000 years of human history, from pirates and shipwrecks to pineapple farmers and presidents. Outdoors enthusiasts can boat, snorkel, camp, watch wildlife…or simply relax in a rocking chair gazing out over the bay.

Features

Park reef

Final General Management Plan Released

On June 5, 2015, the park released its final General Management Plan designed to restore the coral reef ecosystem and improve visitor experiences.

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Measuring the catch

Lobstering 2015

Lobstering is a popular activity in the park. Be sure to know the rules, limits and sanctuary location.

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What's New?

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The wreck of the Mandalay in Biscayne National Park.

Dive Into History!

Scattered among the corals and islands are 10,000 years of human history. Discover the people, places and stories that light the fires of imagination.

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Three people in a sailboat on calm seas

Boating in Biscayne

With 95% of its surface covered by water, boating is the best way to experience Biscayne National Park. This section will help you do it safely.

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A snorkeler dives down to get a closer look at an elkhorn coral

Things to Do

Snorkeling, diving, boating, fishing, camping, picnicking and superb opportunities for wildlife watching are just a few of the many things to do here.

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A large school of grunts hides beneath the spreading arms of an elkhorn coral.

Biscayne: Naturally!

The park protects four main habitats: mangrove forests, southern Biscayne Bay, over 40 Florida Keys, and part of the world's third longest coral reef.

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