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 »
Camping on Boca Chita Key is Free for Summer Season
Contact: Christiana Admiral, 305-230-1144, x018
Contact: Gary Bremen, 305-230-1144, x007
Although the harbor and campground on Elliott Key remain closed due to damage sustained during Tropical Storm Sandy, campers willing to brave seasonally heavy insect populations can camp for free on Boca Chita Key. The park waives docking and camping fees annually from May 1 through September 30 due to insufficient revenue to support the cost of collecting and processing fees.
Generally speaking, winds are light and insects heavy from mid-April through November, with the heaviest insect populations occurring from May through August.
Regular fees of $15/night for campsites and $20/night for overnight boat docking (which includes the campsite) will continue to be enforced each year from September 1 through April 30.
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.