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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.

Closure to Manage Damaged Reef Sites Announced

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Date: May 2, 2008

Effective immediately, the following areas, located south of Pacific Reef Channel are closed to all public entry except to those individuals with a special use permit. Special use permits can be applied for by contacting Biscayne's Visitor Protection Office at 305-230-1144 ext 3043. The closures are being made to facilitate National Park Service case management and control of damaged sites, and will remain closed until further notice.

The coordinates (UTM 17N NAD 83, units of meters) of the four corners of each closed area are as follows:

Area 1:

Northwest Corner 582915  2806462

Northeast Corner  583303  2806462

Southeast Corner 583303  2806069

Southwest Corner  582915 2806069

Area 2:

Northwest Corner  583353   2805790

Northeast Corner 583522   2805790

Southeast Corner 583522   2805629

Southwest Corner 583353  2805629  

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Mangrove Snapper

Mangrove snapper (also known as gray snapper) must be at least 10 inches long to keep. Following fishing regulations will ensure healthy fisheries in and outside of Biscayne National Park for generations to come. More...