Biscayne National Park

On our Thanksgiving trip to Dry Tortugas National Park, we decided to stop in at Everglades National Park and, because it is only 30 minutes east of Everglades NP, we shot over to Biscayne NP too so we could stamp our passports and get a basic firsthand impression of the place.

Biscayne is set up for canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling, and diving.  We weren’t interested in doing any of that this time so we knew it would be a quick trip with a lovely view of the Atlantic Ocean.  Really.  This park is mostly on the water.

We met a South Carolina family of four here that were getting their stamps.  The previous summer they took an RV and roamed the country visiting national parks.  Their protip:  hit up Utah.  It has five NP’s close together that are all some of the most spectacular places on earth.  Will do!

GETTING THERE:  Plot your course from Homestead, FL east to the coast and the Dante Fascell Visitor Center.  You’ll travel though some pretty impressive palm tree farms to get there.  If you drive into the ocean, you went too far.

STAMP LOCATION:  As you enter the small elevated building you will be greeted by a ranger at the information desk.  At your 5 o’clock position (or directly right of the front door), you will find the cancellation station.

 

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