Campground Fee Changes for Biscayne National Park

Part of the campground on Boca Chita Key.
Part of the campground on Boca Chita Key.

Matt Johnson

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News Release Date: September 30, 2015

Contact: Matt Johnson, 786-335-3679

HOMESTEAD, Fla. --- Beginning October 1, 2015, the fee for camping and docking at Biscayne National Park campgrounds will increase from $20 to $25 per night.

Campground fees have not changed in many years despite increased operating costs, hurricane damage and tightened budgets. The $5 fee increase will bring park campground fees in closer alignment with the prices charged at similar facilities in south Florida. The fee increase will help offset the costs of repairing and maintaining the park’s camping and docking facilities.


Park campgrounds are located at Boca Chita Key and Elliott Key. The only access to these islands is by boat. Camping is on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not accepted for either campground.


Free camping is available during the summer season from May 1 through September 30. Few people brave the heat, humidity and insects during this time. There is insufficient revenue to support the cost of collecting fees.


For more information about Biscayne National Park visit nps.gov/bisc or follow the park on Facebook facebook.com/biscaynenps, Twitter twitter.com/biscaynenps or Instagram instagram.com/biscaynenps.


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Last updated: September 30, 2015

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