September 30, 2015
Campground Fee Changes for Biscayne National Park
Beginning October 1, 2015, the fee for camping and docking at Biscayne National Park campgrounds will increase from $20 to $25 per night. Campground fees have not changed in many years despite increased operating costs, hurricane damage and tightened budgets.
September 08, 2015
Biscayne National Park’s General Management Plan Record of Decision is Signed
On August 31, 2015, National Park Service (NPS) Southeast Regional Director Stan Austin signed the Record of Decision (ROD) for the General Management Plan (GMP) for Biscayne National Park. The plan is designed to restore the coral reef ecosystem and improve visitor experiences in the park.
August 31, 2015
Biscayne National Park Reopened after Tropical Storm Erika
Visitor facilities at Biscayne National Park reopened after Tropical Storm Erika. At 10 am on Sunday, August 30, 2015, all park islands and the mainland area at Convoy Point reopened to the public.
August 28, 2015
Biscayne National Park Closures in Preparation for Tropical Storm Erika
As Tropical Storm Erika approaches southeast Florida, Biscayne National Park has instituted a shutdown in accordance with its hurricane plan.
August 19, 2015
Biscayne National Park Welcomes 20 New Citizens on 99th Birthday of the National Park Service
In cooperation with US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Biscayne National Park will host a ceremony welcoming 20 new citizens on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 10:30 am. The ceremony coincides with the 99th birthday of the National Park Service.
August 18, 2015
Palette Knife Artists of Miami Feature Mangroves in Biscayne National Park Gallery Show
Thick, bold strokes of paint on canvas make the latest show at Biscayne National Park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery literally stand out from other shows. The Palette Knife Artists of Miami’s latest show is “Florida Mangroves: The Silent Sentinels,” showing daily from August 21 through November 15, 2015.
August 05, 2015
Commercial Air Tour Management Agreements Available for Review
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Park Service announce the availability of two draft air tour management agreements for commercial air tour operations at Biscayne National Park for public review.
July 15, 2015
Historic Preservation Award Presented to Biscayne National Park and Partners
A Chairman's Award for Achievement in Historic Preservation was presented to Biscayne National Park and partners by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Park partners and recipients of the award include Diving With a Purpose, the National Association of Black Scuba Divers, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
June 18, 2015
Warden from Democratic Republic of the Congo Hosted by Biscayne and Everglades National Parks
Biscayne and Everglades National Parks are hosting Ghislain Somba, a Warden at Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
June 05, 2015
Final Biscayne National Park General Management Plan Released
Biscayne National Park released its final General Management Plan designed to restore the park's coral reef ecosystem and improve visitor experiences.
June 04, 2015
Convoy Point Channel Cleared by Biscayne National Park Volunteers
On June 3, 2015, Biscayne National Park employees and volunteers cleared the Convoy Point Channel of debris to provide safer passageways for boats and wildlife as well as enhance the attraction of the area for visitors. It is an example of change brought about from ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
June 01, 2015
In Deep with Diatoms Botanical Illustrations Exhibit Opens in Biscayne National Park Gallery
The beautiful and diverse single-celled algaes known as diatoms are the subject of the next show in Biscayne National Park's Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery, on display from June 5 to August 16, 2015.
May 29, 2015
Biscayne National Park and Partners Receive Two National Park Service Centennial Grants
Biscayne National Park, the South Florida National Parks Trust, the City of Homestead and Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund recently received 2015 National Park Service Centennial Challenge Grants.
May 18, 2015
Fowey Rocks Lighthouse in Biscayne National Park Listed as One of Florida’s Most Endangered Historic Places
The Fowey Rocks Lighthouse in Biscayne National Park was listed by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation as one of the eleven most endangered historic sites in Florida. The Fowey Rocks Lighthouse is included along with five other reef lighthouses in the Florida Keys.
May 01, 2015
Campground Fee Changes in Biscayne National Park
Free camping is available at Biscayne National Park campgrounds from May 1 through September 30, 2015. Beginning October 1, 2015, regular fees will increase from $20 to $25 per night.
April 30, 2015
Sea Turtle Nesting Beaches in Biscayne National Park Cleared by Alternative Break Volunteers
In the past four months Alternative Break program volunteers removed over seven tons of marine debris from sea turtle nesting beaches in Biscayne National Park.Nearly 200 volunteers from sixteen universities and local organizations helped restore park beaches and greatly improve the chances of nesting success for threatened and endangered sea turtles.
April 23, 2015
Tourism to Biscayne National Park creates $32 Million in Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service report shows that 525,745 visitors to Biscayne National Park in 2014 spent $32,351,300 in communities near the park. That spending supported 459 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $44,794,000.
April 15, 2015
180 Foot Pipe Removed From Elliott Key in Biscayne National Park
A 180 foot long and 6,000 pound plastic pipe was removed from the shoreline of Elliott Key in Biscayne National Park. The pipe washed up on a beach where sea turtles nest.
April 14, 2015
National Find Your Voice Initiative Kicks off in Biscayne and Everglades National Parks to Inspire and Empower New Generation of National Park Advocates
Day-long activities will begin in the Gateway City of Homestead with a free national park trolley ride taking participants to Biscayne and Everglades National Parks. While at Biscayne, from 10am to 2pm, lunch will be available and participants can join students from Mahogany Youth for fishing and kayak lessons. Boat rides will also be available with a firsthand encounter from (a reenactor of) the legendary Lancelot Jones about his role in the creation of Biscayne National Park.
April 07, 2015
Biscayne National Park’s Family Fun Fest Marks Its Quinceañera
The fifteenth season of Biscayne National Park's multi-award winning Family Fun Fest wraps up this Sunday, and appropriately, the theme of the event is Quinceañera, highlighting the program's growth and maturity through analogies with the popular coming-of-age rituals for Hispanic girls.