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    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.


Bayside camping on Elliott Key.
Bayside camping on Elliott Key.
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There are two campgrounds in Biscayne National Park. Both are located on islands, and the only access to these islands is by boat. Private boats can access the campgrounds year round.


  • $15/night/site
  • $20/night/site if you have a boat in the harbor.
  • $30/night/group camp site

All camping and docking fees are waived from May 1 to September 1 every year.

Fees are the responsibility of the camper, and should be paid upon arrival. Any vessel in the harbor after 5:00 p.m. is considered an overnight stay, and fees must be paid in cash (bills or coins) at the kiosk near the harbor.

There is no RV camping in Biscayne National Park.

Boca Chita Key is the park's most popular island, and features an open, waterside, grassy camping area with picnic tables and grills. Toilets are available on the island, but there are no sinks, showers or drinking water.

Elliott Key is the park's largest island, and features both waterside and forested camping areas. Picnic tables and grills are available. Restrooms with sinks and cold water showers are available. Drinking water is available on the island, but bring some of your own as a precaution should the system go down. Two trails tunnel through the island's tropical hardwood hammock. One trail runs the entire 7-mile of the island (14 miles roundtrip), and another loops for approximately one mile near the harbor.

Did You Know?

Semaphore pricklypear cactus

In 2001, scientists taking a plant inventory in Biscayne National Park discovered a population of semaphore pricklypear cactus, one of the world's rarest plants. Previously known as only 9 plants in the lower Florida Keys, the new population numbered 570 plants...over 60 times the previous count.