A national park is a place that treasures most of the assets of the country, but none of them includes coral reefs, turquoise waters, mangrove forests, or anything like that. However, Biscayne National Park is an exception, and it compasses over 1,73,00 acres of coral reefs, mangrove forests, tropical islands, 10,000 years of human history, and turquoise waters.
The best only possible to visit Biscayne National Park in Florida is by boat because 95% of the park is comprised of water.
If you are planning to visit Biscayne National Park, then you can also enjoy watching Miami skyline along with it. Biscayne National Park offers snorkeling, which helps you to explore the nation’s one of the most colorful areas under the surface with shipwrecks, colorful coral, sea life, and many more. Here is a guide for you to plan your visit to the Biscayne National Park:
- You can explore
Biscayne National Park is located between the Florida Keys and Miami. It is open 24/7 for the visitors to enjoy the place wholeheartedly, also there no pass or entrance charges to explore the national park. But the national park’s island and other attractions are only accessible by a boat.
You can also spend your time learning about the national park in a museum, Dante Fascell Visitor Center, just near the national park. It displays the virtual journey in the park’s four ecosystems, films, and also has a gallery of the creation of the local artists. There is a particular junior ranger badge area for the juniors. The place opens every day from nine in the morning to five in the evening.
- The best time to visit the national park
The weather in Florida is always pleasant, and there is sunshine all around the year. So there is no such bad in which you can not visit The Biscayne National Park.
But still, if you want to plan a dive or snorkel session, then you must visit in the summers. And if you are interested in scheduling a camping trip to the National Park, then it is best to visit in the colder months. However, mosquitoes are a big problem all around the year, so you must come prepared.
What are all things there to do in the Biscayne National Park?
Biscayne National Park is a hub for outdoor adventures including camping, snorkeling, fishing, diving, and many more. So after you are done visiting the Dante Fascell Visitor Center, you can hire a boat for going on a complete trail of the national park. Other than that, you can also go diving or snorkeling to experience the underwater creature’s life. Not just that, you can take up fishing classes in the national park or can wait to spot one or the other wildlife creature like turtles, a variety of birds, and dolphins.
The national park comprises of a series of small, sand, and low-lying islands that are called keys. The largest key is the Elliott Key, followed by the Boca Chita Key and Adams Key. Elliott Key is mostly used for camping, Boca Chita Key is the most visited island because of the presence of a lighthouse, and lastly, Adams Key is mainly used for picnics.
Maritime Heritage Trail is the jewel of Biscayne National Park, where the divers and snorkelers go deep in the water to explore the remains of the drowned ships. Here is a lighthouse called Fowey Rocks, where can go around for a swim.
Where can you stay on your trip to the Biscayne National Park?
If you are not interested in planning a camping trip at the Biscayne National Park, then worry not there are plenty of options available for you near the national park. There is plenty of hotel chains in the Homestead region, which is just a half-hour ride from the west of the park. If you are staying the Homestead, then you can get access to the offbeat paths of Florida, such as the Robert is here fruit stand (home for mouthwatering fresh fruit milkshakes) and the Coral Castle.
However, if you want to extend the level of your enjoyment, then you also think of staying in the keys or Miami. If you head towards the north, then you can stay in the best places in Miami, but if you drive around one hour in the south of the park, then you can plan your stay in the Key Largos.