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 »
Closure to Manage Damaged Reef Sites Announced
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:
Northwest Corner 582915 2806462
Northeast Corner 583303 2806462
Southeast Corner 583303 2806069
Southwest Corner 582915 2806069
Northwest Corner 583353 2805790
Northeast Corner 583522 2805790
Southeast Corner 583522 2805629
Southwest Corner 583353 2805629
Did You Know?
Elliott Key and other islands in Biscayne National Park were settled under the Homestead Act of 1862. This law gave free land to settlers willing to live on and farm a piece of land for five years. The main crops planted here were pineapples and key limes.