Explore a 19th Century Fort and snorkel crystal clear water with incredible marine life

Almost 70 miles (113 km) west of Key West lies the remote Dry Tortugas National Park. The 100-square mile park is mostly open water with seven small islands.  Accessible only by boat or seaplane, the park is known the world over as the home of magnificent Fort Jefferson, picturesque blue waters, superlative coral reefs and marine life,  and the vast assortment of bird life that frequent the area.

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#DryTortugas Photo Contest

View winners and learn how you can win a $500 gift card and be featured in the National Parks Centennial Celebration. Vote at drytortugas.com/contest

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Centennial Paddle Challenge Patch

Florida National Parks Centennial Paddle Challenge

Florida's eleven National Parks challenge YOU to get out get paddling and find your park!

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Eco Discovery Center

Eco Discovery Center

Due to the remoteness of this park the NPS has partnered with NOAA at a visitor center in Key West that is free and open to the public Tue - Sat 9-4.

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Totten Shutters

Fort Jefferson Preservation

Founding legislation of Dry Tortugas National Park mandates the National Park Service to "protect, stabilize, restore, and interpret Fort Jefferson.

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Research Natural Areas

Research Natural Area

A special designated no anchor and no take zone within park waters has been put in place to improve marine resources......

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Visiting the Dry Torugas

Dry Tortugas can be an awesome experience if you

are prepared for an adventure. Find out all the information you need to plan your visit. Be sure to check out "Things to Know Before You Come" .

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Virtual Park Tours

Virtual Park Tours

Short videos provide an opportunity to experience the park before you get here and learn more about our natural and cultural resources.

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Getting There

Getting there

Dry Tortugas is only accessible by boat or seaplane. Follow the link here to plan your trip to this remote piece of cultural and natural history.

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Fort Jefferson

Fort Jefferson

Incredible 19th century fortification - currently undergoing preservation.....

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