Biscayne National Park is located in Florida on the Southeast Atlantic coast. There is no entrance to the park but charges for camping and boat docking for the night. The park covers 170,000 acres, almost 95% of which is underwater. The park has 45 low islands, called keys. Visitors can participate in many types of water activities in the park. There are also some things to do on land.
What to do on land
Visitors can learn about the park at Dante Passel Visitor Center at the convoy point. Museum exhibits focus on the park’s ecosystems and park-inspired artwork is on display in the gallery and films are shown here. Visitors can touch bones, coral and other items on the touch table. Education items are sold in the bookstore and souvenirs are sold in the gift shop.
There are picnic spots near the visitor center and there is a short walk on the caravan point and you can use a fishing area in the area. Camping sites are also available at Elliot Key and Boca Cita Key. Elliot Key also has places to hike and there are still other hiking trails on Adams Key. These keys are accessible only by boat.
What to do on the water
Visitors can explore the park on their own boats or go on guided boating tours. You can watch the underground life in the park on the boat tours at the bottom of the glass. Cruisers who do not bring their boats can rent kayaks or canoes. The shallow reefs in the park provide snorkeling with a view of the underwater aquatic life and diving trips can be reached on weekends.
Where to stay and eat
There are no hotels or restaurants in Biscayne National Park in the park. Visitors to the park will find amazing hotels nearby where they can stay when visiting the park. There are Biscayne Bay hotels on the bay. Biscayne National Park is about 35 miles south of Miami. Travelers will find several Biscayne National Park and Biscayne Bay hotels in Miami.
Visitors to the park can enjoy seafood restaurants on the Miami shoreline. Cuban, Italian and Mexican food are some of the options in downtown Miami restaurants. Visitors to Biscayne National Park will find plenty to do in the park and beaches nearby. Come to the park and take a full vacation.