Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get to Dry Tortugas National Park?
Does Park have any lodging/groceries/freshwater available?
How can I get to Loggerhead Key?
Is spearfishing or lobstering allowed in the park?
Can I have a firearm in the Park?
Are personal watercraft (jet skis) allowed in Park?
Is there a public dock at Garden Key?
Does the park provide a shuttle service for boats anchored in the harbor?
Does the park provide trash receptacles?
Can I barter or trade with commercial fishermen for seafood?
Is fishing allowed in the park?
What is the RNA?
What can campers bring with them on the commercial ferries?
Did You Know?
The USS Maine would make a brief stop at Fort Jefferson before its ill-fated voyage to Havana. Following the sinking of the Maine, the Dry Tortugas served as an important staging area for U.S. battleships during the Spanish-American War.