Biscayne National Park
Location: Florida, United States
Features: Snorkeling, camping, boating, kayaking
About the Florida National Park
is an American national park in southern Florida, south of Miami. The park preserves Biscayne Bay and its offshore barrier reefs. Ninety-five percent of the park is water, and the shore of the bay is the location of an extensive mangrove forest. The park covers 172,971 acres (270.3 sq mi; 700.0 km2) and includes Elliott Key, the park’s largest island and northernmost of the true Florida Keys, formed from fossilized coral reef. The islands farther north in the park are transitional islands of coral and sand. The offshore portion of the park includes the northernmost region of the Florida Reef, one of the largest coral reefs in the world.
Trails in Biscayne National Park
Biscayne National Park is open 24 hours a day and is completely free to visit, there are no entrance fees or passes required. However, the park’s islands, reefs, and other natural attractions are only accessible by boat. Guided tours are also available.
Top 3 Adventure Hacks
1.The first being that is 95% underwater.
And that is exactly why you need to visit Biscayne National Park; it perfectly gives a tropical take on National Parkland and the park has full of surprises!
2. Best way to explore the park is by boat.
Biscayne National Park is the largest marine sanctuary in the national park service. it is home to dozens of threatened or endangered species including manatees, crocodiles and sea turtles. It is bordered by thriving mangrove forests and includes the Florida Reef, the only living coral barrier reef in the United States and one of the largest in the world. The best way to explore this marine wonderland is by boat.
3. Adventure Experts
Plan your adventures by talking to a Park Rangers and watching audio-visual presentations about the Biscayne National Park. After that, your toughest decision will be which adventure to choose! Since the park operates year-round, Among the guided tours is a half-day cruise to the park’s most-visited island, Boca Chita Key. Full day tours in the park that include hiking, Scuba diving or snorkeling through shipwrecks along the Maritime Heritage Trail is another popular pursuit. Or you can choose to paddleboard through the waters of Jones Lagoon with juvenile sharks, stingrays and turtles even though they are only inches deep. Camping is most practical in winter months when mosquitoes are less troublesome on the keys.