The park's purpose is to protect a marine environment home to numerous animal species, like turtles and manatees.
St Marks River State Park, 21 miles away from Tallahassee, is located in Jefferson and Leon Counties. It spreads over a surface of 2,589 acres. Visitors can discover indigenous fauna and flora by foot or bicycle, along the small paths or the bigger roads dating from the 1800s.
95% of Biscayne National Park is under water.
In Biscayne National Park, West Indian manatees, American crocodiles, peregrine falcons and several species of tortoise are threatened with extinction.
Biscayne Bay shelters coral and multi-coloured tropical fish.
These constructions on stilts built in the 1930's and typical of this region of Florida contribute to the bay's uniqueness.
The mangrove that covers the coast constitutes an almost impenetrable biotope.