Boat Tours, Paddle-craft Rentals and Select Conveniences Temporarily Unavailable
Glass-bottom, snorkel, diving and island boat tours, and rentals for canoes and other paddle-craft, are temporarily unavailable. The park is working to resolve the issue as soon as possible and regrets the inconvenience. Limited snack items are available.
Elliott Key Harbor and Campground Closed Until Further Notice
Contractors began work to repair damaged boardwalks and marina at Elliott Key and the visitor center grounds. The marina and campground at Elliott Key are closed until the repairs are complete. University Dock on Elliott Key remains open for day use only. More »
Threatened and Endangered Animals in Biscayne National Park
The following animals are listed as threatened or endangered under the Federal and/or State classification system. Therefore any take, harvest, harassment, harm, or any other interference with these species is strictly prohibited. If you are lucky enough to observe any of these animals during your visit to Biscayne National Park, cherish the sighting but please do not interfere with the animal's natural behavior and activities. Park managers document sightings of threatened and endangered species in the park, and visitors are encouraged to report their sightings (click here to report your sighting). Please provide as much information as possible (such as the date, specific location, and number and size(s), of observed plants, as well as your level of certainty of species identification). Photographs documenting your observation are strongly encouraged, particularly with very rare species.
This list includes animal species that are likely to be observed in Biscayne National Park. For a complete list of federally listed threatened and endangered species, please click here. For a complete list of state listed threatened and endangered animals species, please click here. To learn about threatened and endangered plants in Biscayne National Park, please click here.
Additionally, the following animal species which occur in Biscayne National Park are protected from harvest by state, federal, or international regulations. These species are not classified as threatened or endangered, but the special protection measures ensure the long term survival and sustainability of these species.
· All stony corals
Did You Know?
Rotating art exhibits in Biscayne National Park's Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery highlight the works of both established and emerging artists who are inspired by the park's natural beauty.