Biscayne National Underwater Park, the park’s sole concessioner, has ceased operations.
Biscayne National Underwater Park, the park’s sole concessioner, has ceased operations. Boat tours and rentals are unavailable. We apologize for this interruption in service. The park is working to make options available to access and explore the park.
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 »
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?
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...