Elliot Key Reopens After 18-Month Closure

HOMESTEAD (CBSMiami) – Good news for boaters in South Florida.

Biscayne National Park’s Elliot Key reopened Thursday, after being closed for nearly 18 months due to damage from Hurricane Sandy.

The National Park Service decided to close the popular island back in October 2012 to repair damages caused by the Category 1 storm.

The new and improved look of Elliot Key includes improved docks, oceanside boardwal, and the island’s restrooms, and shower facilities ,have been upgraded as well.

Elliot Key was once known for its pineapple farming.  Today it hosts a variety of activities including camping, swimming, picnicking, wildlife watching and hiking.

For more information about Biscayne National Park, visit the park website at www.nps.gov/bisc.

 

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