Plan Your Visit

SCUBA diver kneeling on the sandy sea bottom next to a coral with yellow fish swimming by
The park protects 72,000 acres of the northernmost range of the Florida Reef

NPS photo by Shaun Wolfe

95% of the park is covered by water, so being on - or in - the water is the best way to experience the park. Explore some of these ideas:

 
Silhouettes of four people watching an orange and red sunset
Campers on Elliott Key enjoying the sunset

NPS photo by Karen Adkins

Elliott Key is the largest island in the park. It was once a thriving community of pioneers engaged in pineapple farming, sponging, wrecking and other pursuits. Today the island offers camping, picnicking, wildlife watching and a hiking trail. Trips are best during the winter months when temperatures are mild and bugs are easier to deal with.

Last updated: February 22, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

9700 SW 328th Street
Sir Lancelot Jones Way

Homestead, FL 33033

Phone:

(305) 230-1144

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