Biscayne National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Mark Lewis

Biscayne National Park protects the spectacular underwater life of Biscayne Bay and the coral reefs, as well as the tropical hardwood hammocks of its keys. It is an unparalleled wildlife sanctuary, protecting an incredible diversity of mammals, birds, fish and flora. Visible from downtown Miami, Biscayne boasts a rare combination of aquamarine waters, emerald islands, and fish-bejeweled coral reefs. Visit Biscayne and see why humans, ranging from pirates to pineapple farmers to presidents, have been inhabiting this area for 10,000 years.

Park Acreage: 
172924
Highest Point: 
Totten Key; Old Rhodes Key
Highest Point Elevation: 
9 feet
Visitor Count: 
608836
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Biscayne Bay; Florida Keys; Stiltsville
Endangered Species: 
West Indian Manatee; Eastern Indigo Snake; Piping Plover; American Crocodile; Peregrine Falcon; Schaus' Swallowtail Butterfly; Least Tern; Loggerhead Sea Turtle; Leatherback Sea Turtle; Kemps Ridley Turtle; Green Turtle; Hawksbill Turtle
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Miami, FL
Gateway Communities: 
Homestead, FL; Miami, FL; Key Largo, FL; Biscayne, FL
Nearby Airports: 
Miami International Airport (MIA)