Biscayne National Park Re-opening After Hurricane Irma

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News Release Date: October 3, 2017

Contact: Matt Johnson, 786.335.3679

Contact: Murray Shoemaker, 435.260.2422

HOMESTEAD, Fla. --- Biscayne National Park is re-opening after Hurricane Irma. The Dante Fascell Visitor Center will open at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Convoy Point grounds will open at 7:00 a.m. the same day. Park islands including Boca Chita, Elliott and Adams Keys are open.


“We are excited to re-open the park so visitors can enjoy their favorite recreational activities again and people can get back to work in support of their families and communities,” said Superintendent Margaret L. Goodro.


Any vessels in transit in the park should continue to use extreme caution and be on the lookout for marine debris. Please note that uneven surfaces are present and close-toed shoes are recommended. Elevators are still being repaired, but there is a ramp available for accessibility.


The Eastern and Intermountain Incident Management Teams of the National Park Service provided valuable assistance to park staff in order to re-open the park in a safe and timely manner.


For more information about National Park Service hurricane response visit, and for Biscayne National Park visit or follow the park on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at “biscaynenps.”




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Last updated: November 20, 2017

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