Courtesy of the National Park Service

Biscayne National Park, FL

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Ninety-five
percent of this colorful park on Miami’s doorstep is
underwater. Save for 30 islets and a mangrove forest fringe on the mainland,
Biscayne is 173,000 acres of Caribbean-clear waters that wash over the
sea-grass shallows of Biscayne Bay—and the world’s third largest coral reef.

Cool Fact: There are 72 shipwrecks in the park. Six are part of a Maritime Heritage Trail
opening in late 2010. The 112-foot schooner Mandalay (a posh windjammer
cruiser sunk in 1966) is shallow enough for snorkelers.

Don’t Miss: Some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the United States. Swim with
manatees and more than 200 species of fish—colorful coral-nibblers, toothy
silver barracuda, and 500-pound groupers.

America's Most Underrated National Parks

Biscayne National Park, FL

Ninety-five
percent of this colorful park on Miami’s doorstep is
underwater. Save for 30 islets and a mangrove forest fringe on the mainland,
Biscayne is 173,000 acres of Caribbean-clear waters that wash over the
sea-grass shallows of Biscayne Bay—and the world’s third largest coral reef.

Cool Fact: There are 72 shipwrecks in the park. Six are part of a Maritime Heritage Trail
opening in late 2010. The 112-foot schooner Mandalay (a posh windjammer
cruiser sunk in 1966) is shallow enough for snorkelers.

Don’t Miss: Some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the United States. Swim with
manatees and more than 200 species of fish—colorful coral-nibblers, toothy
silver barracuda, and 500-pound groupers.

Courtesy of the National Park Service

America's Most Underrated National Parks

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