• Purple, yellow, gold and orange sponges and soft corals wave against a turquioise sea.

    Biscayne

    National Park Florida

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  • 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.

Getting Ready for 2016

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Biscayne National Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!

 

  • Hands-on History at Biscayne National Park's Family Fun Fest

    Children wearing Lancelot Jones-style fishing hats use simple poles to learn about being a fishing guide.

    When most people think about Biscayne National Park, they picture the coral reef. Recently, however, visitors have been excitedly coming out to experience the park’s rich and diverse cultural resources through popular programs such as Family Fun Fest. The fact that these cultural resources are encased within magnificent natural resources, makes them attractive to all audiences. Read more

Did You Know?

Semaphore pricklypear cactus

In 2001, scientists taking a plant inventory in Biscayne National Park discovered a population of semaphore pricklypear cactus, one of the world's rarest plants. Previously known as only 9 plants in the lower Florida Keys, the new population numbered 570 plants...over 60 times the previous count.