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.
Park Reopens as Tropical Storm Fay Leave South Florida
As Tropical Storm Fay moves away from south Florida, Biscayne National Park reopens to the public.
Effective 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 20, 2008, all park facilities (including those on Boca Chita, Elliott and Adams Keys) and the mainland area at Convoy Point (9 miles east of Homestead), concession-operated boat tours, and visitor services will be open to the public.
Park services and facilities had been curtailed in preparation for Tropical Storm Fay. Initial assessments of park facilities indicate no apparent damage resulting from the storm. For the most current information on the park, logon to Biscayne's website (www.nps.gov/bisc) or call the park's information line at 305-230-PARK (7275).
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Did You Know?
If you added up all the different kinds of vertebrates (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals) in Grand Canyon, Yellowstone or Yosemite, you still wouldn't have the number of fish found in Biscayne National Park. You'll have to look closely to see many of them, including this grass porgy.