The Northern Keys of Southeastern Florida, from Stiltsville, through Soldier Key, Boca Chica Key, Sands Key, Elliott Key, Adams Key, Totten Key, Old Rhodes Key, Swan Key, to Gold Key, are protected by the Biscayne National Park. The coral reefs and mangrove forests are included in the effort to keep development out and nature in. Although a stones throw away from downtown Miami, it feels more like a world away. Year-after-year, snorkeling, scuba diving, boating, bird and wildlife watching, and camping draw outdoors enthusiasts to this relaxing getaway. Seagrass, sea turtles, manatees, and boat tours to over 30 islands wait for you to explore.
The Florida Mangroves protect the shoreline along the peninsula and keys, and provide habitat for many species of fish, birds, turtles, manatees, and other wildlife. Mangrove seedlings float for months until they find a good spot, where they turn upright and plant themselves.
Biscayne National Park has a campground on Boca Chita Key, which is the most popular island, and one on Elliott Key which is the largest island. Details can be found here... Since this park is mostly water and islands, the closest hotels are located on the Florida shore. Search for the best hotels near Biscayne National Park.
Visit the National Park Service website to learn more about Biscayne National Park here...