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 »
Celebrate the 95th Birthday of the NPS
Contact: Gary Bremen, 305-230-1144, x007
On August 21st, Biscayne National Park will celebrate the National Park Service’s 95th birthday with cake, educational art activities for the kids, and a “meet and greet” book signing with Janeen Mason, the illustrator and author behind the "Ocean Commotion” book series and the park’s current art exhibit Drawn to the Sea. The free event takes place at the park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center, located 9 miles east of Homestead, Florida at 9700 SW 328 Street.
Did You Know?
If you added up all the different kinds of vertebrates (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals) in Grand Canyon, Yellowstone or Yosemite, you still wouldn't have the number of fish found in Biscayne National Park. You'll have to look closely to see many of them, including this grass porgy.