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  • Address: 9700 SW 328 Street
  • Hours: Convoy Point, the park's headquarters and visitor center, is open daily 7am - 5:30pm. The Dante Fascell Visitor Center is open 9am - 5pm. Underwater areas open 24 hours a day
  • Admission: Free. There is a US$15 - US$30 fee for camping overnight on the Keys


Biscayne National Park

One of the top scuba diving areas in the United States, Biscayne National Park covers 181,500 acres (73,450 hectares), 95 percent of which lies underwater. In fact, divers and snorkelers from all over the world come to explore its extensive reef system. Above water, you can explore the park’s small mainland mangrove shoreline and Keys by boat.

Biscayne National Park consists of 44 islands, but only a few of them are open to visitors. Long Elliot Key has picnicking, camping, and hiking among mangrove forests; tiny Adams Key has picnicking and equally tiny Boca Chita Key, once an exclusive haven for yachters, has the country’s second-largest lighthouse, picnicking, and camping.

As the Biscayne National Park is mostly underwater, the best way to truly experience it is with snorkel or scuba gear. For beneath its surface, an underwater world explodes with multicolored life, from vibrant angelfish and parrotfish to swaying sea fans and multi-shaded labyrinths of coral. If you prefer to stay dry, you can glimpse this life aquatic from a glass-bottom boat.

Practical Info

To get to the park from Miami, take the Florida Turnpike to the Tallahassee Road exit. Turn left, then left again at North Canal Drive, and follow signs to the park. Another way to access is the park is by boat

For information, stop at the Dante Fascell Visitor Center, at the park's main entrance, which has maps and shows a great introductory film overview of the park.

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