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.
Elliott Key Harbor and Campground Closed Until Further Notice
Contractors began work to repair damaged boardwalks and marina at Elliott Key and the visitor center grounds. The marina and campground at Elliott Key are closed until the repairs are complete. University Dock on Elliott Key remains open for day use only. 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.