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 Plants in Biscayne National Park
National Park Service
The following plants are listed as threatened or endangered under the Federal and/or State classification system and have confirmed or suspected occurrence in Biscayne National Park. Any take, harvest, harm, or any other form of interference with these species is strictly prohibited. If you are lucky enough to observe any of these species during your visit to Biscayne National Park, cherish the sighting but please do not engage in any activities that will result in harm to the plant.
The list below pertains only to the plant species that are likely to be observed in Biscayne National Park. 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.
To visit Biscayne's threatened and endangered animals page, please click here. For a complete list of federally listed threatened and endangered species, please click here. For a complete list of state listed threatened and endangered species, please click here.
Did You Know?
For 50 years, four generations of the Sweeting family thrived on Biscayne National Park's Elliott Key. Here they raised pineapples, salvaged wrecked ships, went to school, worshipped and played at the northern end of Florida's Keys.