Elliott Key Harbor and Campground Closed Until Further Notice
While the harbor and campground are closed, University Dock remains open for day use only. The park approved a contractor to complete repair work. The contractor is in the process of acquiring necessary permits and hopes to begin repairs soon. More »
The following ferns have been documented in the park. They have been sorted alphabetically by common name. The list is not exhaustive, and documented sightings of species not on this list are welcome. Submit your sightings to the webmaster.
Aspidium fern, Thelypterus kunthii
Boston fern, Nephrolepis cordifolia
Boston swordfern, Nephrolepis exaltata
Browne's blechum, Blechum pyramidatum
Clinging snakefern, Microgramma heterophylla
Fern, Blechnum brownei
Fishtail swordfern, Nephrolepis falcata
Giant leather fern, Acrostichum danaeifolium
Golden leather fern, Acrostichum aureum
Inland Leather Fern, Acrostichum danaeifolium
Resurrection Fern, Pleopeltis polypodioides
Ribbon fern, Paltonium lanceolatum
Did You Know?
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.