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 »
Park Closes in Preparation for Tropical Storm Noel
As Tropical Storm Noel approaches southeast Florida, Biscayne National Park has instituted a shutdown in accordance with its Hurricane Plan.
Effective 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2007, all park facilities (including those on Boca Chita, Elliott and Adams Keys) and the mainland area at Convoy Point (9 miles east of Homestead), boat tours, and visitor services are closed to the public. The Park waters will remain open for vessel transit. The closure will remain in effect until further notice.
After suffering severe damage in the 1992's Hurricane Andrew, the park implemented a detailed plan for adequately protecting life and property, while at the same time taking into account employee's needs to prepare their own homes and families. The plan is updated annually and has been fine-tuned at every approaching storm, and currently calls for preparations to begin well before potential landfall. These preparations include not only securing and shuttering buildings, but also removing the park's entire fleet of boats (over 20 vessels) to an inland location.
Did You Know?
Convoy Point (home of Biscayne National Park's Dante Fascell Visitor Center) is considered one of South Florida's best windsurfing locations.