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December 16, 2015
Vote in the Dry Tortugas Centennial Celebration Photo Contest One Photographer Will Win $500
Dry Tortugas National Park has announced that their Centennial Celebration photography contest is underway and the public is invited to visit to cast their vote for the grand prize winner.

October 01, 2015
Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks Will Increase Entrance & Camping Fees Beginning October 1
Starting on October 1, Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks will increase entrance fees for visitors in order to fund important maintenance and improvement projects within the park. Everglades and Dry Tortugas have not increased park-wide fees since 1997.

September 25, 2015
Dry Tortugas Artists-in-Residence Public Presentations in Key West October 1 and 4
Dry Tortugas National Park and the National Park Arts Foundation (NPAF) are pleased to announce public events being held in Key West on October 1 and 4 by the first resident artist Anna Glynn. Both events are free and open to the public.

September 18, 2015
Free Park Entrance and Volunteer Opportunities on National Public Lands Day
In honor of National Public Lands Day on September 26, there will be no entrance fees for all visitors to Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks. Opportunities are being provided to volunteer at Everglades National Park, in the largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands in the United States

August 30, 2015
Dry Tortugas to Reopen August 31
HOMESTEAD, KEY WEST: Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks are preparing to open to visitation following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika. On Monday, August 31, Everglades National Park’s entrance gates and visitor centers will be open to the public at 10 a.m., and concessions will be operational at 10:00 a.m. or shortly after. Concessions at Dry Tortugas National Park will be operational at the start of business on Tuesday, September 1.

August 28, 2015
Dry Tortugas announces closures due to Tropical Storm Erika
In the interest of public safety, due to the approach of Tropical Storm Erika, Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks will be closing to visitors at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 29.

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