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 »
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The South Florida National Parks Trust is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization established in 2002 to support South Florida’s four national parks:
• Everglades National Park
• Biscayne National Park
• Dry Tortugas National Park
• Big Cypress National Preserve.
As the primary fund-raising partner for these parks, the Trust raises money from individuals, businesses and foundations to support park programs and projects in five critical areas:
• Environmental Education
• Visitor Services
• Resource Protection
• Volunteer Activities
• Community Outreach
The Trust receives no government funding, relying instead on the support of private donors to fund projects that benefit park visitors and allow the National Park Service to better protect and preserve South Florida’s national parks.
Since its inception the Trust has successfully funded more than 30 projects in South Florida’s national parks representing an investment of more than $2 million.
By working with the National Park Service to identify and fund projects that benefit the park and its visitors, the Trust seeks to win new friends for our national parks and promote a legacy of stewardship in South Florida.
Did You Know?
When exploring Biscayne National Park's coral reefs, don't forget to slow down and take note of some of the small wonders. Turtles, sharks and shipwrecks are great, but don't miss flamingo tongue snails, Christmas tree worms and mermaid's wineglasses.