Biscayne National Park

Elkhorn Reef Biscayne National Park Picture by John Brooks of NPS
Elkhorn Reef, Biscayne National Park Photo by NPS

Biscayne National Park includes subtropical islands that form a north-south chain, with Biscayne Bay on the west and the Atlantic Ocean on the east. The park protects interrelated marine systems including mangrove shoreline, bay communities, subtropical keys, and the northernmost coral reef in the United States.

Biscayne was created as a National Monument October 18, 1968 and redesignated as a National Park on June 28, 1980.

Acreage-172,924 Federal: 170,955 Nonfederal:1,968 Land area: 4,446

Biscayne National Park – Official Site


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