There is 10,000 years of human history, from pirates and shipwrecks to pineapple farmers and presidents evidenced through the Biscayne National Park. Outdoors enthusiasts have opportunity for boating, snorkeling, camping, watch wildlife, or simply relaxing among the waters and shorelines. At 172,000 acres, 95% of the park is underwater. This makes Biscayne National Park the largest marine park in the national system.
Biscayne National Park is a confluence of four distinctive ecosystems: the mangroves, Biscayne Bay, the Florida Keys, and the coral reef. The Biscayne National Park’s entrance is located at the Dante Fascell Visitor Center in Homestead, less than an hour drive south of South Beach down the Florida Turnpike.The clusters along the park's shoreline are amongst the longest continual stretches of mangroves on Florida’s east coast. The park is open 24 hours a day, all year long.