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 »
Fees & Reservations
If you provide your own boat transportation to Elliott or Boca Chita Key to camp, refer to the "Boat Camping/Overnight Stays" section below.
Group Tent Camping
Boat Camping/Overnight Stays
Any boat in the harbor after 5:00 p.m. is required to pay an overnight fee. There is no fee for day use.
Docking fees are waived from May 1 to September 1.
Boca Chita Pavilion Rental
Biscayne National Park does not have any entrance fees.
Senior Pass and Access Pass
As of October 4, 2011, Biscayne National Park no longer issues Senior Passes. Senior Passes can be purchased at the following nearby locations:
Biscayne National Park DOES issue Access Passes to US citizens and permanent residents who are legally blind or permanently disabled. The free pass admits the pass owner and any accompanying passengers in the same vehicle to Federal recreation areas across the nation.
Biscayne National Park does not have an entrance fee, but visitors holding Senior or Access passes receive a 50% reduction on tent camping and boat camping/overnight stay fees. There is no fee reduction for holders of other Federal Recreation Passes.
Did You Know?
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.