July 19, 2017
New Mooring Buoys Installed in Biscayne National Park
Six new mooring buoys were installed around the Fowey Rocks lighthouse in the northeast corner of Biscayne National Park. These buoys will help visitors to secure boats and enjoy park recreational activities, and also protect reefs from anchoring damage.
May 24, 2017
Opportunity to Provide Offers for Concession Tours in Biscayne National Park
Biscayne National Park released a prospectus outlining a business opportunity to provide offers on a concession contract. The new contract includes visitor boat trips to scenic park islands. Tours will depart from Dinner Key Marina in Miami and the Dante Fascell Visitor Center at Convoy Point near Homestead.
March 14, 2017
Half a Million Biscayne National Park Visitors in 2016
Biscayne National Park recorded 514,708 visits in 2016, the centennial year of the National Park Service. While there were only slightly more visitors to the park in 2016 than the 508,163 visitors recorded in 2015, camping and tour visits increased by 10% and 11% respectively.
March 06, 2017
Who You Calling Spineless? Biscayne National Park Family Fun Fest Explores Invertebrates
Just because an animal has no backbone does not mean it is wimpy! Biscayne National Park continues the 17th season of its award-winning Family Fun Fest series on March 12, 2017 with a look at a few of the park’s many invertebrates — animals without backbones. The free event takes place from 1-4 pm
February 06, 2017
Youngest National Parks Traveler to Visit Biscayne National Park
On February 9, 2017, Mikah Meyer is visiting Biscayne National Park as part of a three year quest to visit every national park in the United States. Biscayne is park number 114 on his non-stop journey to be the youngest person to experience all of America’s national parks.
February 02, 2017
Encounters: Friend or Foe? Exhibit Highlights Plant and Animal Interactions in Biscayne National Park
Tropical Botanic Artists, a collective of South Florida botanical illustrators, created an exhibit highlighting some of the many interactions between species in the park. Encounters: Friend or Foe? will be on display in the park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center gallery from March 10 through May 14, 2017.