• Dry Tortugas

    Dry Tortugas

    National Park Florida

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March 28, 2014
Shawn Benge Appointed Acting Superintendent
Shawn Benge has been appointed the acting Superintendent for both Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks effective March 31 2014. Shawn will be on a 90 day assignment to fill the position held by retiring Superintendent Dan Kimball for the past ten years.

March 07, 2014
Justin Unger Selected for Deputy Superintendent
Everglades National Park Superintendent Dan Kimball announces the selection of Justin Unger as Deputy Superintendent for both Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks effective March 3 2014.

March 03, 2014
Tourism to Dry Tortugas National Park Creates $3.2 Million in Economic Benefit Report shows visitor spending supports 33 jobs in local economy
HOMESTEAD, Florida – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 60, 550 visitors to Dry Tortugas National Park in 2012 spent approximately $3.2 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 33 jobs in the local area.

October 30, 2013
Accepting Applications from Businesses Interested in Providing Visitor Services in Dry Tortugas National Park
The National Park Service is now accepting applications for Commercial Use Authorizations (CUA) from individuals or businesses wishing to offer visitor services in Dry Tortugas National Park for the two year period starting February 1, 2014 and ending January 31, 2015.

Did You Know?

USS Maine

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.