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 »
Aiming for a Safe Columbus Day Weekend in Biscayne National Park
Contact: Susan Gonshor, 305-230-1144, x018
Large crowds of boaters are expected in Biscayne National Park over the upcoming Columbus Day Weekend, October 8 - 11, 2010. Over 100 Law Enforcement and Emergency Medical Services personnel from the National Park Service and partner agencies, including US Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Miami-Dade Police Department, and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, will be on the water and in the marinas to step up efforts to protect park resources and promote visitor safety.
As in past years, special regulations will be in effect over the weekend:
Visit http://www.nps.gov/bisc/planyourvisit/columbus-day-weekend.htm for these safety regulations and other event specifics.
Further details and information regarding the Columbus Day Weekend in Biscayne National Park are available online by clicking on the "Columbus Day" Quicklink on the park's homepage at www.nps.gov/bisc/. Information on the Columbus Day Regatta can be found at http://www.columbusdayregatta.net/
Did You Know?
A boat trip OVER Biscayne National Park's coral reef can be a great experience, but to really see the reef, get IN the water. It's not only fun, but you'll also be able to see things folks up on the boat can only imagine!