• Purple, yellow, gold and orange sponges and soft corals wave against a turquioise sea.

    Biscayne

    National Park Florida

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  • 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.

Fees & Reservations

Tent Camping

There is a $15/night tent camping fee on Elliott and Boca Chita Keys. The fee covers up to 6 people and two tents, but does not include boat transportation to the island. Reservations are not accepted for individual tent campsites. For more detailed information on camping, please read our camping guide (148 KB PDF). Camping fees are waived from May 1 to September 1.

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

There is a $30/night fee for group camping at the two group camping areas located on Elliott Key. Reservations required - call 305-230-1144, x052. Dock space is available on a first come, first served basis; your group site reservation or camping fee does not guarantee you dock space. Camping fees are waived from May 1 to September 1.

Boat Camping/Overnight Stays

A $20/night fee is required for overnight stays in either Elliott Key or Boca Chita Key Harbors. This fee includes the use of one campsite for up 6 people and 2 tents at no extra charge. Docking space is available on a first come first served basis; reservations are not accepted.

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

The Boca Chita Key Pavilion is available for half-day rentals. A $100 rental fee covers a four-hour period of exclusive use; an additional $100 refundable deposit is required to reserve pavilion space. Docking space is available on a first come, first served basis; your rental fee or deposit does not guarantee docking space. Call 305-230-1144, x052 to reserve the pavilion.

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:

  • Everglades National Park
  • Big Cypress National Preserve
  • Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

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.

Click here for more information on Federal Recreation Passes.

Did You Know?

A fishing rod and reel await use at sunset.

Biscayne National Park offers a FREE educational fishing clinic! Learn more about angling on Biscayne's aquamarine waters, refresh your fish ID skills, get updates on regulations and why they're important, and learn about choosing and maintaining tackle and gear from long-time local fishing guides. More...