Biscayne National Underwater Park, the park’s sole concessioner, has ceased operations.
Biscayne National Underwater Park, the park’s sole concessioner, has ceased operations. Boat tours and rentals are unavailable. We apologize for this interruption in service. The park is working to make options available to access and explore the park.
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 »
NOTE: Although fungi are sorted under 'Plants' on this website's organization, fungi are not plants, but instead represent a distinct biological kingdom of their own.
Kingdom Fungi includes mushrooms, yeasts, and molds. Although fairly common, they are often overlooked due to their small size and habitats. Fungi perform important roles of decomposing organic matter and nutrient cycling. The list below contains the species of fungi that have been documented to occur in the park. This list is not exhaustive; please report your sightings to the webmaster.
Did You Know?
Manatees are aquatic relatives of elephants. They have thick gray skin, coarse hairs, big toenails on their flippers, and lips that can rip and tear plants. Ask a Biscayne National Park ranger for suggestions on good places to look for these gentle giants.