Learn About the Park

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"However orderly your excursions or aimless, again and again amid the calmest, stillest scenery you will be brought to a standstill, hushed and awe-stricken, before phenomena wholly new to you." - John Muir, Our National Parks

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The park preserves a rare combination of aquamarine waters, emerald islands and vibrant coral reefs all within sight of downtown Miami. The park takes advantage of its location next to this growing and diverse metropolis by partnering with a variety of local organizations to provide access for visitors to encounter and explore the scenery, wildlife, history and other amazing resources.

  • News - read media releases and stay informed about what's happening in the park
  • Photos & Multimedia - when you can't visit the park in person or want inspiration to plan your next adventure
  • History & Culture - human history in the park spans 10,000 years
  • Nature - the park is home to an incredible diversity of animals and plants, including more than 500 species of fish
  • Education - the environmental education program offers curriculum based, hands on experiences
  • Kids & Youth - start your adventure at the visitor center, look for wildlife along the Jetty Trail, test your fishing skills, or earn your junior ranger badge
  • Management - management of our national parks is guided by laws, policies, plans and regulations
  • Bookstore - your purchase helps to support the beautiful national parks of South Florida

Last updated: March 19, 2021

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

9700 SW 328th Street
Sir Lancelot Jones Way

Homestead, FL 33033


305 230-1144

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