Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida

The Dry Tortugas National Park is located in the Gulf of Mexico west of the bottom tip of Florida. Fort Jefferson lies in the center of the islands that make up the park. About 60,000 tourist come to the park each year taking either a boat or a small sea plane. Vistors like to snorkel, fish, and scuba dive. Dry Tortugas first became a national park on January 4, 1935. The park covers almost 74 square miles and is the western most section of the Florida Keys.

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Dry Tortugas National Park

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Dry Tortugas National Park is beginning to increase recreational access

Beginning Monday, May 25, we are expanding public access by reopening outdoor areas on Garden Key (including Fort Jefferson) and Loggerhead Key, from sunrise to sunset. No restrooms are available. Entrance fee collection will also resume.

Ferry boat and sea plane tours resume and campground reopens

Beginning June 3, the sea plane and ferry boat tours and services resume. The campground and associated restroom on Garden Key reopens.

Dry Tortugas National Park Closes Campground on Garden Key

Dry Tortugas National Park has closed the campground and the campground restroom on Garden Key until further notice. Where it is possible to adhere to the latest health guidance, park waters, Loggerhead Key, Garden Key with Fort Jefferson and the harbors will remain open at this time. No restrooms or visitor services are available. The visitor center and bookstore remain closed. Visitors to the park should be self-sufficient.

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Dry Tortugas National Park

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Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park is located about 70 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. The park preserves Fort Jefferson and the seven Dry Tortugas islands, the westernmost and most isolated of the Florida Keys. It can only be reached Accessible only by boat or seaplane. The park is one of the countries least visited parks, certainly due to its remote nature. There is camping available but advance reservations are required.

Fort Jefferson National Monument was designated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt under the Antiquities Act in 1935. The monument was expanded in 1983 and redesignated as Dry Tortugas National Park in 1992.

Dr. Samuel Mudd who was charged with conspiracy in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln was imprisoned at Fort Jefferson. He was pardoned in 1869 after averting a viral outbreak.

Dry Tortugas has an official bird list of 299 species, bird watching is best in the spring many species are migrating through.

There is not a lot of hiking in Dry Tortugas, but make sure to brink your snorkeling gear, because water activities are plentiful.

Dry Tortugas National Park

Roam Your Home posted a video:

Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park is located about 70 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. The park preserves Fort Jefferson and the seven Dry Tortugas islands, the westernmost and most isolated of the Florida Keys. It can only be reached Accessible only by boat or seaplane. The park is one of the countries least visited parks, certainly due to its remote nature. There is camping available but advance reservations are required.

Fort Jefferson National Monument was designated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt under the Antiquities Act in 1935. The monument was expanded in 1983 and redesignated as Dry Tortugas National Park in 1992.

Dr. Samuel Mudd who was charged with conspiracy in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln was imprisoned at Fort Jefferson. He was pardoned in 1869 after averting a viral outbreak.

Dry Tortugas has an official bird list of 299 species, bird watching is best in the spring many species are migrating through.

There is not a lot of hiking in Dry Tortugas, but make sure to brink your snorkeling gear, because water activities are plentiful.

Dry Tortugas National Park

Roam Your Home posted a video:

Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park is located about 70 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. The park preserves Fort Jefferson and the seven Dry Tortugas islands, the westernmost and most isolated of the Florida Keys. It can only be reached Accessible only by boat or seaplane. The park is one of the countries least visited parks, certainly due to its remote nature. There is camping available but advance reservations are required.

Fort Jefferson National Monument was designated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt under the Antiquities Act in 1935. The monument was expanded in 1983 and redesignated as Dry Tortugas National Park in 1992.

Dr. Samuel Mudd who was charged with conspiracy in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln was imprisoned at Fort Jefferson. He was pardoned in 1869 after averting a viral outbreak.

Dry Tortugas has an official bird list of 299 species, bird watching is best in the spring many species are migrating through.

There is not a lot of hiking in Dry Tortugas, but make sure to brink your snorkeling gear, because water activities are plentiful.

Dry Tortugas National Park

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Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park is located about 70 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. The park preserves Fort Jefferson and the seven Dry Tortugas islands, the westernmost and most isolated of the Florida Keys. It can only be reached Accessible only by boat or seaplane. The park is one of the countries least visited parks, certainly due to its remote nature. There is camping available but advance reservations are required.

Fort Jefferson National Monument was designated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt under the Antiquities Act in 1935. The monument was expanded in 1983 and redesignated as Dry Tortugas National Park in 1992.

Dr. Samuel Mudd who was charged with conspiracy in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln was imprisoned at Fort Jefferson. He was pardoned in 1869 after averting a viral outbreak.

Dry Tortugas has an official bird list of 299 species, bird watching is best in the spring many species are migrating through.

There is not a lot of hiking in Dry Tortugas, but make sure to brink your snorkeling gear, because water activities are plentiful.

Fort Jefferson

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Fort Jefferson

Dry Tortugas National Park is located about 70 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. The park preserves Fort Jefferson and the seven Dry Tortugas islands, the westernmost and most isolated of the Florida Keys. It can only be reached Accessible only by boat or seaplane. The park is one of the countries least visited parks, certainly due to its remote nature. There is camping available but advance reservations are required.

Fort Jefferson National Monument was designated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt under the Antiquities Act in 1935. The monument was expanded in 1983 and redesignated as Dry Tortugas National Park in 1992.

Dr. Samuel Mudd who was charged with conspiracy in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln was imprisoned at Fort Jefferson. He was pardoned in 1869 after averting a viral outbreak.

Dry Tortugas has an official bird list of 299 species, bird watching is best in the spring many species are migrating through.

There is not a lot of hiking in Dry Tortugas, but make sure to brink your snorkeling gear, because water activities are plentiful.

Dry Tortugas National Park

Roam Your Home posted a photo:

Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park is located about 70 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. The park preserves Fort Jefferson and the seven Dry Tortugas islands, the westernmost and most isolated of the Florida Keys. It can only be reached Accessible only by boat or seaplane. The park is one of the countries least visited parks, certainly due to its remote nature. There is camping available but advance reservations are required.

Fort Jefferson National Monument was designated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt under the Antiquities Act in 1935. The monument was expanded in 1983 and redesignated as Dry Tortugas National Park in 1992.

Dr. Samuel Mudd who was charged with conspiracy in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln was imprisoned at Fort Jefferson. He was pardoned in 1869 after averting a viral outbreak.

Dry Tortugas has an official bird list of 299 species, bird watching is best in the spring many species are migrating through.

There is not a lot of hiking in Dry Tortugas, but make sure to brink your snorkeling gear, because water activities are plentiful.

Fort Jefferson

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Fort Jefferson

Dry Tortugas National Park is located about 70 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. The park preserves Fort Jefferson and the seven Dry Tortugas islands, the westernmost and most isolated of the Florida Keys. It can only be reached Accessible only by boat or seaplane. The park is one of the countries least visited parks, certainly due to its remote nature. There is camping available but advance reservations are required.

Fort Jefferson National Monument was designated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt under the Antiquities Act in 1935. The monument was expanded in 1983 and redesignated as Dry Tortugas National Park in 1992.

Dr. Samuel Mudd who was charged with conspiracy in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln was imprisoned at Fort Jefferson. He was pardoned in 1869 after averting a viral outbreak.

Dry Tortugas has an official bird list of 299 species, bird watching is best in the spring many species are migrating through.

There is not a lot of hiking in Dry Tortugas, but make sure to brink your snorkeling gear, because water activities are plentiful.

Fort Jefferson Moat

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Fort Jefferson Moat

Dry Tortugas National Park is located about 70 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. The park preserves Fort Jefferson and the seven Dry Tortugas islands, the westernmost and most isolated of the Florida Keys. It can only be reached Accessible only by boat or seaplane. The park is one of the countries least visited parks, certainly due to its remote nature. There is camping available but advance reservations are required.

Fort Jefferson National Monument was designated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt under the Antiquities Act in 1935. The monument was expanded in 1983 and redesignated as Dry Tortugas National Park in 1992.

Dr. Samuel Mudd who was charged with conspiracy in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln was imprisoned at Fort Jefferson. He was pardoned in 1869 after averting a viral outbreak.

Dry Tortugas has an official bird list of 299 species, bird watching is best in the spring many species are migrating through.

There is not a lot of hiking in Dry Tortugas, but make sure to brink your snorkeling gear, because water activities are plentiful.

Moat Around Fort JEfferson

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Moat Around Fort JEfferson

Dry Tortugas National Park is located about 70 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. The park preserves Fort Jefferson and the seven Dry Tortugas islands, the westernmost and most isolated of the Florida Keys. It can only be reached Accessible only by boat or seaplane. The park is one of the countries least visited parks, certainly due to its remote nature. There is camping available but advance reservations are required.

Fort Jefferson National Monument was designated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt under the Antiquities Act in 1935. The monument was expanded in 1983 and redesignated as Dry Tortugas National Park in 1992.

Dr. Samuel Mudd who was charged with conspiracy in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln was imprisoned at Fort Jefferson. He was pardoned in 1869 after averting a viral outbreak.

Dry Tortugas has an official bird list of 299 species, bird watching is best in the spring many species are migrating through.

There is not a lot of hiking in Dry Tortugas, but make sure to brink your snorkeling gear, because water activities are plentiful.

Dry Tortugas National Park

Roam Your Home posted a photo:

Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park is located about 70 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. The park preserves Fort Jefferson and the seven Dry Tortugas islands, the westernmost and most isolated of the Florida Keys. It can only be reached Accessible only by boat or seaplane. The park is one of the countries least visited parks, certainly due to its remote nature. There is camping available but advance reservations are required.

Fort Jefferson National Monument was designated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt under the Antiquities Act in 1935. The monument was expanded in 1983 and redesignated as Dry Tortugas National Park in 1992.

Dr. Samuel Mudd who was charged with conspiracy in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln was imprisoned at Fort Jefferson. He was pardoned in 1869 after averting a viral outbreak.

Dry Tortugas has an official bird list of 299 species, bird watching is best in the spring many species are migrating through.

There is not a lot of hiking in Dry Tortugas, but make sure to brink your snorkeling gear, because water activities are plentiful.

Cannon at Fort Jefferson

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Cannon at Fort Jefferson

Dry Tortugas National Park is located about 70 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. The park preserves Fort Jefferson and the seven Dry Tortugas islands, the westernmost and most isolated of the Florida Keys. It can only be reached Accessible only by boat or seaplane. The park is one of the countries least visited parks, certainly due to its remote nature. There is camping available but advance reservations are required.

Fort Jefferson National Monument was designated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt under the Antiquities Act in 1935. The monument was expanded in 1983 and redesignated as Dry Tortugas National Park in 1992.

Dr. Samuel Mudd who was charged with conspiracy in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln was imprisoned at Fort Jefferson. He was pardoned in 1869 after averting a viral outbreak.

Dry Tortugas has an official bird list of 299 species, bird watching is best in the spring many species are migrating through.

There is not a lot of hiking in Dry Tortugas, but make sure to brink your snorkeling gear, because water activities are plentiful.

Dry Tortugas National Park

Roam Your Home posted a photo:

Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park is located about 70 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. The park preserves Fort Jefferson and the seven Dry Tortugas islands, the westernmost and most isolated of the Florida Keys. It can only be reached Accessible only by boat or seaplane. The park is one of the countries least visited parks, certainly due to its remote nature. There is camping available but advance reservations are required.

Fort Jefferson National Monument was designated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt under the Antiquities Act in 1935. The monument was expanded in 1983 and redesignated as Dry Tortugas National Park in 1992.

Dr. Samuel Mudd who was charged with conspiracy in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln was imprisoned at Fort Jefferson. He was pardoned in 1869 after averting a viral outbreak.

Dry Tortugas has an official bird list of 299 species, bird watching is best in the spring many species are migrating through.

There is not a lot of hiking in Dry Tortugas, but make sure to brink your snorkeling gear, because water activities are plentiful.

Dry Tortugas National Park

Roam Your Home posted a photo:

Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park is located about 70 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. The park preserves Fort Jefferson and the seven Dry Tortugas islands, the westernmost and most isolated of the Florida Keys. It can only be reached Accessible only by boat or seaplane. The park is one of the countries least visited parks, certainly due to its remote nature. There is camping available but advance reservations are required.

Fort Jefferson National Monument was designated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt under the Antiquities Act in 1935. The monument was expanded in 1983 and redesignated as Dry Tortugas National Park in 1992.

Dr. Samuel Mudd who was charged with conspiracy in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln was imprisoned at Fort Jefferson. He was pardoned in 1869 after averting a viral outbreak.

Dry Tortugas has an official bird list of 299 species, bird watching is best in the spring many species are migrating through.

There is not a lot of hiking in Dry Tortugas, but make sure to brink your snorkeling gear, because water activities are plentiful.

Dry Tortugas National Park

Roam Your Home posted a photo:

Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park is located about 70 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. The park preserves Fort Jefferson and the seven Dry Tortugas islands, the westernmost and most isolated of the Florida Keys. It can only be reached Accessible only by boat or seaplane. The park is one of the countries least visited parks, certainly due to its remote nature. There is camping available but advance reservations are required.

Fort Jefferson National Monument was designated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt under the Antiquities Act in 1935. The monument was expanded in 1983 and redesignated as Dry Tortugas National Park in 1992.

Dr. Samuel Mudd who was charged with conspiracy in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln was imprisoned at Fort Jefferson. He was pardoned in 1869 after averting a viral outbreak.

Dry Tortugas has an official bird list of 299 species, bird watching is best in the spring many species are migrating through.

There is not a lot of hiking in Dry Tortugas, but make sure to brink your snorkeling gear, because water activities are plentiful.

Dry Tortugas National Park

Roam Your Home posted a photo:

Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park is located about 70 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. The park preserves Fort Jefferson and the seven Dry Tortugas islands, the westernmost and most isolated of the Florida Keys. It can only be reached Accessible only by boat or seaplane. The park is one of the countries least visited parks, certainly due to its remote nature. There is camping available but advance reservations are required.

Fort Jefferson National Monument was designated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt under the Antiquities Act in 1935. The monument was expanded in 1983 and redesignated as Dry Tortugas National Park in 1992.

Dr. Samuel Mudd who was charged with conspiracy in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln was imprisoned at Fort Jefferson. He was pardoned in 1869 after averting a viral outbreak.

Dry Tortugas has an official bird list of 299 species, bird watching is best in the spring many species are migrating through.

There is not a lot of hiking in Dry Tortugas, but make sure to brink your snorkeling gear, because water activities are plentiful.

Dry Tortugas National Park

Roam Your Home posted a photo:

Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park is located about 70 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. The park preserves Fort Jefferson and the seven Dry Tortugas islands, the westernmost and most isolated of the Florida Keys. It can only be reached Accessible only by boat or seaplane. The park is one of the countries least visited parks, certainly due to its remote nature. There is camping available but advance reservations are required.

Fort Jefferson National Monument was designated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt under the Antiquities Act in 1935. The monument was expanded in 1983 and redesignated as Dry Tortugas National Park in 1992.

Dr. Samuel Mudd who was charged with conspiracy in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln was imprisoned at Fort Jefferson. He was pardoned in 1869 after averting a viral outbreak.

Dry Tortugas has an official bird list of 299 species, bird watching is best in the spring many species are migrating through.

There is not a lot of hiking in Dry Tortugas, but make sure to brink your snorkeling gear, because water activities are plentiful.

Dry Tortugas National Park

Roam Your Home posted a photo:

Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park is located about 70 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. The park preserves Fort Jefferson and the seven Dry Tortugas islands, the westernmost and most isolated of the Florida Keys. It can only be reached Accessible only by boat or seaplane. The park is one of the countries least visited parks, certainly due to its remote nature. There is camping available but advance reservations are required.

Fort Jefferson National Monument was designated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt under the Antiquities Act in 1935. The monument was expanded in 1983 and redesignated as Dry Tortugas National Park in 1992.

Dr. Samuel Mudd who was charged with conspiracy in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln was imprisoned at Fort Jefferson. He was pardoned in 1869 after averting a viral outbreak.

Dry Tortugas has an official bird list of 299 species, bird watching is best in the spring many species are migrating through.

There is not a lot of hiking in Dry Tortugas, but make sure to brink your snorkeling gear, because water activities are plentiful.

Dry Tortugas National Park

Roam Your Home posted a photo:

Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park is located about 70 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. The park preserves Fort Jefferson and the seven Dry Tortugas islands, the westernmost and most isolated of the Florida Keys. It can only be reached Accessible only by boat or seaplane. The park is one of the countries least visited parks, certainly due to its remote nature. There is camping available but advance reservations are required.

Fort Jefferson National Monument was designated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt under the Antiquities Act in 1935. The monument was expanded in 1983 and redesignated as Dry Tortugas National Park in 1992.

Dr. Samuel Mudd who was charged with conspiracy in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln was imprisoned at Fort Jefferson. He was pardoned in 1869 after averting a viral outbreak.

Dry Tortugas has an official bird list of 299 species, bird watching is best in the spring many species are migrating through.

There is not a lot of hiking in Dry Tortugas, but make sure to brink your snorkeling gear, because water activities are plentiful.

Dry Tortugas National Park

Roam Your Home posted a photo:

Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park is located about 70 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. The park preserves Fort Jefferson and the seven Dry Tortugas islands, the westernmost and most isolated of the Florida Keys. It can only be reached Accessible only by boat or seaplane. The park is one of the countries least visited parks, certainly due to its remote nature. There is camping available but advance reservations are required.

Fort Jefferson National Monument was designated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt under the Antiquities Act in 1935. The monument was expanded in 1983 and redesignated as Dry Tortugas National Park in 1992.

Dr. Samuel Mudd who was charged with conspiracy in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln was imprisoned at Fort Jefferson. He was pardoned in 1869 after averting a viral outbreak.

Dry Tortugas has an official bird list of 299 species, bird watching is best in the spring many species are migrating through.

There is not a lot of hiking in Dry Tortugas, but make sure to brink your snorkeling gear, because water activities are plentiful.

Dry Tortugas National Park

Roam Your Home posted a photo:

Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park is located about 70 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. The park preserves Fort Jefferson and the seven Dry Tortugas islands, the westernmost and most isolated of the Florida Keys. It can only be reached Accessible only by boat or seaplane. The park is one of the countries least visited parks, certainly due to its remote nature. There is camping available but advance reservations are required.

Fort Jefferson National Monument was designated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt under the Antiquities Act in 1935. The monument was expanded in 1983 and redesignated as Dry Tortugas National Park in 1992.

Dr. Samuel Mudd who was charged with conspiracy in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln was imprisoned at Fort Jefferson. He was pardoned in 1869 after averting a viral outbreak.

Dry Tortugas has an official bird list of 299 species, bird watching is best in the spring many species are migrating through.

There is not a lot of hiking in Dry Tortugas, but make sure to brink your snorkeling gear, because water activities are plentiful.