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 »
A Salute to Mom!: Family Fun Fest
Contact: Gary Bremen, 305-230-1144, x3084
It’s Mother’s Day, and the final installment in Biscayne National Park’s 2009 Family Fun Fest series pays tribute with “A Salute to Mom!” The free event takes place on Sunday, May 10 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on the grounds of the park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center, and features stations located around the visitor center that provide a variety of interactive and hands-on activities, including:
Participants will receive a paper passport to be punched at each station as they complete the activities. Those who complete all five activities will earn a special button to help remember the day, and those who have earned all five buttons this season (and can prove it by bringing them!) will receive a Family Fun Fest Fanatic award.
Family Fun Fest is a monthly event held from January through May. The series is made possible through a grant from the Captain Bob Lewis Boat Center Yamaha Billfish Challenge and the Bobby Duryea Memorial Fund at the South Florida National Parks Trust. Additional support this month comes from the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves, The University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Graduate Student Organization, NOAA Fisheries Mississippi Laboratories, Wild Florida Productions, Inc., GetOutdoorsFlorida.com and a host of dedicated volunteers.
Family Fun Fest will return for its Tenth Anniversary Season in January 2010.
The Dante Fascell Visitor Center is located at 9700 SW 328 Street, nine miles east of Homestead, Florida. Call 305-230-7275, extension 0 for more information.
Did You Know?
Biscayne National Park's Maritime Heritage Trail is the only underwater archaeological trail in the National Park System. The "Shipwreck Trail" includes six wrecks spanning a century of maritime history. More...