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2.5 Million Visitors To National Parks In South Florida In 2013

A new National Park Service report says more than 2.5 million people visited the national parks in South Florida last year.

21 hours ago

Schaus Swallowtail (Source: Biscayne National Park)

Endangered Butterfly Species Released Into Elliott Key

An effort to save an endangered species of butterflies from becoming extinct has so far been successful—and now the butterflies and larvae have been released in their natural habitat.

06/05/2014

Eliott Key boardwalk (Source: CBS4)

Elliot Key Reopens After 18-Month Closure

Good news for boaters in South Florida. Biscayne National Park’s Elliot Key reopened Thursday, after being closed for nearly 18 months.

04/17/2014

Biscayne National Park

Elliot Key To Reopen After 18-Month Closure

In October 2012, high tides from Hurricane Sandy heavily damaged the docks Elliot Key, separating them from the seawall.
At the time, National Park Service decided to close the island to visitors and do some serious repairs.

04/15/2014

Source: National Park Service

Top Parks In South Florida

Find peace and restoration in the tranquility of one of South Florida’s top-rated parks.

03/29/2014

Biscayne National Park

Report Shows National Park Service Financial Benefit To Local Communities

The National Park Service issued a new report Monday that showed Biscayne National Park saw nearly 500,000 visitors in 2012 and those tourists spent $29 million in the communities around the park.

CBS Miami–03/04/2014

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New Trolley Takes Visitors To Everglades & Biscayne National Parks For Free

A new trolley system provides free transportation and free access to Everglades and Biscayne National parks.It’s the first of its kind nationally to offer public transportation to two national parks.

01/04/2014

(Source: adventurertravel.info)

Top Day Trips For Families

South Florida offers so many exciting attractions for families, from parks to museums to wildlife. When your family is ready to take a break from the South Beach scene, visit some of these kid-friendly attractions, which are favorites of locals and visitors alike.

CBS4–10/21/2013

Boaters anchor off Elliott Key October 12, 2013 for Columbus Day weekend. (Source: CBS4)

Shutdown Doesn’t Stop Columbus Day Weekend Party

The government shutdown couldn’t stop the party on the waters of Biscayne National Park.

CBS Miami–10/13/2013

(CBS4) Boaters partying off Eliott Key in Biscayne Bay during Columbus Day Weekend in Oct. 2010.

Columbus Day Boaters Can Party In Biscayne Nat’l. Park

Biscayne National Park may be closed due to the government shutdown, but law enforcement will allow the annual Columbus Day tie-up and party to go on in the waters of Biscayne National Park.

CBS Miami–10/10/2013

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