Visiting Biscayne National Park

Planning a trip to Biscayne National Park and need some help planning your trip?

Here is the National Park Obsessed guide for visiting Biscayne National Park, Florida.

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The Quick Guide to Visiting Biscayne National Park

Biscayne National Park Basics

Region: Southeast

Park Size: 172,971 acres (270.27 sq miles) (699.99 sq km)

Location: Miami-Dade County

Closest Cities: Homestead, Florida

Busy Season: pretty steady year-round

Visitation: 708,522 (in 2019)

How much does Biscayne National Park Cost?

Biscayne National Park does not charge an entrance fee.

When is Biscayne National Park Open?

Biscayne National Park is open year-round.

Are dogs allowed in Biscayne National Park?

Yes, pets are welcome in Biscayne National Park. Pets are allowed on the grounds around the Visitor Center and on the developed areas of Elliott Key. Dogs are NOT allowed on other islands. Please review the Biscayne Pet Policy before bringing your dog to Biscayne.

Where are Biscayne National Park’s visitor centers?

Dante Fascell Visitor Center – Open Year Around

Land Acknowledgment

The park now known as Biscayne National Parks is on Seminole, Matecumbe, Taino, Tequesta land.

Thank you to the Native Land Digital for making the Indigenous territories accessible to all. They have mapped the known territories to the best of the current knowledge and is a work in progress. If you have additional information on the Indigenous nations boundaries, please let them know.

Native Land Digital is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization with the goal to creates spaces where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.

Jennifer is a long time national park blogger and the founder of National Park Obsessed. She is a dedicated National Park lover who is working on visiting all 63 US National Parks. She has currently been to 58 of the National Parks. She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge of the Parks with others and helping them learn to love the parks as much as she does.