The largest island in the park was once a thriving community of pioneers engaged in pineapple farming, sponging, wrecking or other pursuits. Today the island offers camping, picnicking, swimming, wildlife watching and a hiking trail.
Camping - the campground is located on the Biscayne Bay side. Camping is first-come, first-served. Reservations are not accepted.
Picknicking - tables and barbecue grills are available in the campground and marina.
Restrooms - cold water showers are available. Fresh drinking water is located outside the building. It is recommended that you bring your own fresh water, just in case the generator breaks down.
Swimming - the designated swim area is near the campground (north of the harbor).
Hiking - a mile-long loop trail starts near the campground. Also, "spite highway" runs approximately six miles down the center of the island. It affords a good opportunity to see a variety of habitats in the martime forest.
Fishing - permitted from the maintenance dock (south of the harbor) or from the shoreline outside of the swimming area and no-wake zone. Fishing regulations apply.
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Last updated: June 21, 2017