Biscayne National Park
9700 SW 328 Street, Homestead, FL 33033
Within sight of downtown Miami, yet worlds away, Biscayne protects a rare combination of aquamarine waters, emerald islands, and fish-bejeweled coral reefs.
Congress established Biscayne National Park (the Park) in Dade County, Florida, in 1968 to preserve and protect the tropical setting, vegetation, and animal life of Biscayne Bay and the upper Florida Keys. In addition to its natural resources, the Park possesses a vast array of cultural resources: prehistoric sites that provide evidence of aboriginal settlement of the Biscayne Bay region, historic shipwrecks dating from the Spanish exploration of the Americas into the twentieth century, archeological ruins related to nineteenth and early twentieth century homesteading and pioneer settlements, and the buildings and structures from a private resort complex associated with the development of the Miami area as a vacation destination during the first half of the twentieth century.
The water portion of Biscayne National Park is open 24 hours a day. Adams Key (accessible only by boat) is a day use area only. Convoy Point, location of the par'ks headquarters and visitor center, is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The Dante Fascell Visitor Center is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.