Elliot Key Campground

Biscayne National Park

Eliott Key is only accessible by boat. No services are available on the island.

Elliott Key is the park's largest island. Restrooms with sinks and cold water showers, picnic tables and grills are available. Drinking water is available, but bring water as a precaution if the system goes down. There are 33 boat slips in the marina.

This location is available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Visitors are required to physically arrive at the campground to purchase and claim a site. Once on-site, you can pay for your campsite(s) by scanning a QR code using the Recreation.gov mobile app. Download the free Recreation.gov mobile app on Android or iOS prior to your arrival as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service.

Things to Remember -

Need to Know

Natural Features

The largest island in the park was once a thriving community of pioneers engaged in pineapple farming, sponging, wrecking, and other pursuits. Today the island offers camping, picnicking, wildlife watching and a hiking trail.

A mile-long loop trail starts near the campground. Also, "Spite Highway" runs approximately six miles down the center of the island. It affords a good opportunity to see a variety of habitats in the martime forest.

Nearby Attractions

Elliott Key is located just south of Boca Chita Key. 

Recreation

Daytime use and overnight camping - the campground is located on the Biscayne Bay side. Overnight camping and docking fees are required. 

Picknicking - tables and barbecue grills are available in the campground and marina. 

Hiking - a mile-long loop trail starts near the campground. Also, "Spite Highway" runs approximately six miles down the center of the island. It affords a good opportunity to see a variety of habitats in the martime forest. 

Fishing - permitted from the maintenance dock (south of the harbor) or from the shoreline outside of the no-wake zone. Fishing regulations apply.

Changes & Cancellations

Ensure one of the designated campsites is available prior to paying. Once payment is made on-site, we do not offer refunds or modifications.

Contact Information

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: (305) 230-1144

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

Elliott Key is only accessible by boat. Use of a nautical chart and/or GPS is recommended for safe navigation.

Available Campsites

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