Elliott Key Harbor and Campground Closed
Winds, surge and tides associated with Hurricane Sandy caused considerable damage to docks & boardwalk at Elliott Key. The harbor and campground are closed until further notice. University Dock remains open for day use only. More »
Places To Go
With 173,000 acres, there are lots of places to go in Biscayne National Park. Visitors with boats have full access to most of the park, although the shallow nature of the bay and reefs can preclude larger vessels. Those without a boat of their own will find many activities available at Convoy Point, including offices of the Biscayne National Underwater Park, Inc., the park's sole authorized concessioner. This is the place to make arrangements to take a guided boat trip to the park's reef, an excursion to one of the park's islands, or to rent a canoe or kayak to explore the park's shoreline.
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.