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April 21, 2016
Tourism to National Park Service Areas in South Florida Creates 227 Million Dollars in Economic Benefit and Over 3000 Jobs
A new National Park Service report shows that nearly 3 million visitors to the National Park Service areas in south Florida spent $227 million last year in surrounding communities. That spending supported over 3,248 jobs in south Florida.

April 17, 2016
President Carter Made Honorary National Park Ranger
Former President Jimmy Carter was bestowed the award and title of honorary national park ranger at an intimate ceremony Sunday by National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. This is the highest civilian honor awarded by the agency, and is reserved for individuals whose contribution to the National Park System is exceptional.

April 15, 2016
Dry Tortugas National Park Celebrates Centennial with Free Park Entrance April 16 through 24
Americans are encouraged to get out and #FindYourPark during National Park Week, which runs April 16 through April 24. All National Park Service entrance fees will be waived for the week.

January 14, 2016
January 14, 2016 UPDATE Vote by February 29 in the Centennial Photography Contest
January 14, 2016 – UPDATE – The Centennial Celebration photography contest is underway and the public is invited to visit drytortugas.com to cast their vote for the grand prize winner. The voting began December 1, 2015 and continues through February 29, 2016.

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 drytortugas.com 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.

August 20, 2015
FIND YOUR PARK AND CELEBRATE THE 99TH BIRTHDAY OF THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
The National Park Service is turning 99 years old on August 25 and Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks want to give you a present – free admission! The usual entrance fee will be waived for all visitors on August 25. Come experience the beauty of the Everglades, or a very special living history event at Dry Tortugas, depicting what life was like at Fort Jefferson back in the 1860’s. Re-enactors will be at the park from August 25 through 28 and will recreate the experiences of Battery “C” stationed at Fort Jefferson during the Civil War.

August 18, 2015
First Resident Artist Anna Glynn Announced
Dry Tortugas National Park and the National Park Arts Foundation (NPAF) are pleased to announce the first resident artist in their new partnership to establish a joint Artist in Residence (AIR) Program.

April 23, 2015
Tourism to Dry Tortugas National Park Creates 4.1 Million in Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 64,865 visitors to Dry Tortugas in 2014 spent $3,783,600 in communities near the park. That spending supported 46 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $4,160,900.

February 10, 2015
Enjoy Free Entrance to National Parks
Get Outdoors this weekend and enjoy free entrance to Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks, February 14 – 16, for the President’s Day holiday weekend.

January 13, 2015
Dry Tortugas National Park Partners With National Parks Arts Foundation
Dry Tortugas National Park and the National Park Arts Foundation are pleased to announce their new partnership to establish a joint Artist in Residence (AIR) Program. This program, implemented with great success by NPAF at other National Parks, allows visitors to see the park through the eyes of world-class artists and visionaries, who reside at the park for one month while pursuing their art.

January 07, 2015
Fee Free Days in 2015
There are nine more reasons to enjoy your national park service units in 2015 - all will offer free admission on nine days in 2015. In addition, Everglades National Park will offer free admission for its annual Vintage Day celebration (March 7, 2015, main entrance only) and its Junior Ranger Day (March 21, 2015).

January 07, 2015
Pedro Ramos Selected as New Superintendent
Southeast Regional Director Stan Austin announced that Pedro Ramos has been selected as Superintendent of Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks in Florida. Ramos has been serving as superintendent of Big Cypress National Preserve since January 2009. Ramos will begin his new assignment in mid-January.

December 19, 2014
Park Officers additional Public Meetings on Proposed Fee Increases
We invite the public to attend either of two additional public meetings on proposed park fee increases, being held on January 12 in Naples and January 15 in Homestead. Comments can also be submitted via mail or email.

December 17, 2014
Call for Seaplane Concessions Proposals
Dry Tortugas Interpretive Passenger Seaplane Concessions Prospectus - All proposals are due on Friday, March 27, 2015.

December 05, 2014
Park Seeks Public Input on Proposed Fee Increases
n September 2014, the National Park Service authorized all park units to engage the public and stakeholders on proposed fee increases as part of the 2014 National Park Service fee review. Over the past few months park managers analyzed entrance fees across similar units of the National Park System, especially parks of similar size and visitation, as well as conducted comparisons with state and local park facilities with similar services

October 02, 2014
#DryTortugas - Hashtag Photo Contest
KEY WEST, Florida: Park Manager Glenn Simpson invites everyone who loves the Dry Tortugas National Park to participate in the Dry Tortugas Hashtag Photo Contest. This contest was developed in partnership with the Dry Tortugas Yankee Freedom III, the park’s official ferry.

August 11, 2014
Living History Programs at Dry Tortugas National Park,August 22 through 25
Come celebrate the birthday of the National Park System with living history demonstrations at Dry Tortugas National Park, being held daily August 23 through 25. Park Visitors will step back into 1861 as they explore the park and experience re-enactors scattered about the island engaged in activities typical of daily life at Fort Jefferson for residents of the island during the Civil War era. As an added bonus, Monday is a National Park fee free day; entrance will be free August 25 in celebration of the 98th birthday of the National Park Service.

July 22, 2014
Tourism to South Florida National Parks Creates 206 Million in Economic Benefit and Over 2700 Jobs
KEY WEST, Florida – A new National Park Service report shows that over two and a half million visitors to the national parks in South Florida, spent $206 million last year in surrounding communities. That spending supported over 2,700 jobs in South Florida. In Dry Tortugas National Park 58,400 visitors spent over $3.4 million and supported 35 jobs in surrounding communities.

June 05, 2014
Bob Krumenaker Appointed Acting Superintendent
Bob Krumenaker New Acting Superintendent Effective August 2014

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.

October 17, 2013
Dry Tortugas National Park is Open
Dry Tortugas National Park re-opens to visitors today. Dry Tortugas National Park has been closed since October 1 due to the lapse in Congressional appropriations.

June 13, 2013
Viva 500! The Hidden History of the Dry Tortugas 1513 - 2013
Dry Tortugas National Park will join the state of Florida and many partners in commemorating 500 years of history since Ponce De Leon landed in Florida. We invite all Florida residents and visitors arriving to explore or communities to visit spectacular national park and the Key West area to enjoy special programs at the park and the Eco Discovery Center.

August 29, 2012
Dry Tortugas National Park Opens Following Tropical Storm Isaac
The park experienced minor impacts from Tropical Storm Isaac. Visitor facilities will reopen on Thursday, August 30.

July 23, 2012
When Agencies Come Together, Fisheries Benefit
When Agencies Come Together, Fisheries Benefit

July 22, 2012
Waterways: Preserving Fort Jefferson
The next episode of Waterways ventures 70 miles west of Key West, Florida, to Dry Tortugas National Park, where park staff, masons, conservation specialists and the 482nd Civil Engineers Squadron from Homestead Air Reserve Base are hard at work preserving Fort Jefferson.

June 05, 2012
Dry Tortugas & Everglades offer Free Admission this Saturday
Everglades & Dry Tortugas Offer Free Admission this Saturday

May 18, 2012
Free Military Passes to National Parks
Thanking America’s Armed Forces Active Duty U.S. Military Offered Free Entrance to All National Parks

March 16, 2012
Dry Tortugas National Park = visitors, money and jobs for local economy!
Dry Tortugas National Park = visitors, money and jobs for local economy!

October 28, 2011
Dry Tortugas National Park Mooring Balls in Place for Visitor Use
Dry Tortugas National Park Mooring Balls in Place for Visitor Use. All visitors wanting to take vessels into the Research Natural Area (RNA) must have a permit and use one of the six mooring balls located in this area. Vessels are limited to 2 hours at a time on a mooring buoy. Vessels are no longer allowed to anchor within the area marked as the Research Natural Area.

October 07, 2011
Park Accepting Applications from Businesses Interested in Providing Visitor Services in the Park
Park Accepting Applications From Businesses Interested in Providing Visitor Services in the Park

August 17, 2011
Parks Curator, Nancy Russell, Recognized for Excellence
South Florida National Parks Curator recognized for cultural resource stewardship

May 03, 2011
Construction on New Visitor Boat Slips may impact campers at Garden Key
Construction on new visitor boat slips may impact campers at Garden Key

May 03, 2011
Permits required for boating in Dry Tortugas National Park
Permits required for boating in Dry Tortugas National Park

January 07, 2011
Use of Dry Tortugas National Park Mooring Balls Restricted
Use of Dry Tortugas National Park Mooring Balls Restricted

January 05, 2011
Dry Tortugas National Park Celebrates 75th Anniversary
Update-Dry Tortugas National Park Celebrates 75th Anniversary January 15, 2011 with special events.

October 18, 2010
Park Celebrates 75th Anniversary
Dry Tortugas National Park Celebrates 75th Anniversary November 5 and 6 2010 with special events

September 07, 2010
75th Anniversary Park Resource Lecture Series
Dry Tortugas National Park Celebrates 75th Anniversary with a Lecture Series in Key West

May 05, 2010
Sea Plane Service to Dry Tortugas National Park now Available
Sea Plane Service to Dry Tortugas National Park now Available

April 13, 2010
Come Celebrate National Parks Week at Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks!
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November 03, 2009
New Turtle Display at Fort Jefferson
Save-A-Turtle brings new turtle exhibit to Dry Tortugas National Park.

October 05, 2009
NPS accepting applications to provide Seaplane service to Dry Tortugas
National Park Service Accepting Applications to Provide Seaplane Service to Dry Tortugas National Park from Key West.

October 05, 2009
NPS Accepting Applications to Provide Visitor Services to Dry Tortugas
National Park Service Accepting Applications to Provide Visitor Services to Dry Tortugas National Park

September 24, 2009
Help Us Make Americas Best Idea Even Better!
Help Us Make America’s Best Idea Even Better! Join Dry Tortugas National Park on September 26 for a Day of Service and Celebration

August 27, 2009
Parks jump into Twittering
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August 27, 2009
Parks offer Virtual Experience through Podcasts and Webcams
Can't get to Everglades or Dry Tortugas? - No Problem - Visit us On the World Wide Web for a Virtual Experience through Podcasts and Webcams

July 22, 2009
Update on Garden Key Harbor Light Stamp Dedication July 23
Postal Service to issue Stamp Commemorating the Dry Tortugas Garden Key Harbor Light

July 21, 2009
Garden Key Harbor Light Stamp Dedication
Superintendent Kimball to speak at Stamp Dedication Ceremony Commemorating the Dry Tortugas Garden Key Harbor Light

June 15, 2009
Fee Free Weekends This Summer
America’s Best Idea – the national parks – gets even better this summer…it’s free!

March 12, 2009
Archaelogy excavation this weekend
Experience an Archaeology Excavation at Historic Fort Jefferson this Weekend

February 11, 2009
Archeologic excavation at Fort Jefferson
Experience an Archaeology Excavation at Historic Fort Jefferson

September 22, 2008
Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks announce a Fee Free Weekend September 27 and 28 2008
Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks announce a Fee Free Weekend September 27-28, 2008

September 10, 2008
Everglades National Park Reopens Following the Passage of Hurricane Ike
Everglades National Park Reopens Following the Passage of Hurricane Ike

September 09, 2008
Parks Extend Closure Following Passage of Hurricane Ike
Parks Extend Closure Following Passage of Hurricane Ike

September 08, 2008
Temporary Park Closures in Effect for Hurricane Ike on Tuesday September 9
Temporary Park Closures in Effect for Hurricane Ike on Tuesday, September 9

September 06, 2008
Dry Tortugas National Park Remains Closed for Ike
Dry Tortugas National Park Remains closed for Ike

September 05, 2008
Temporary Park Closure due to Hurricane Ike
Temporary Park Closure due to Hurricane Ike

August 19, 2008
Everglades and Dry Tortugas to reopen after Tropical Storm Fay
EVERGLADES AND DRY TORTUGAS NATIONAL PARKS TO REOPEN FOLLOWING THE PASSAGE OF TROPICAL STORM FAY

August 17, 2008
Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks temporarily close due to pending Tropical Storm Fay
Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks temporarily close due to pending Tropical Storm Fay

May 06, 2008
Request for Bids to Provide Ferry Service to Dry Tortugas National Park
National Park Service Issues Request for Bids to Provide Ferry Service to Dry Tortugas National Park 

October 03, 2007
DRY TORTUGAS NATIONAL PARK IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM BUSINESSES INTERESTED IN PROVIDING VISITOR SERVICES.
Dry Tortugas National Park accepting applications for Commercial use Authorizations.

February 16, 2007
Begin DRTO Cannon Conservation Project
Dry Tortugas National Park begins Cannon Conservation Project.

January 18, 2007
Research Natural Area Will Be Effective January 19, 2007
Dry Tortugas Research Natural Area No-Fishing No-Anchoring Area Effective January 19, 2007

November 14, 2006
Park Director Bomar Applauds Marine Reserve
Park Director Bomar Applauds Florida Governor’s and Cabinet’s Concurrence on No-Take Marine Reserve in Dry Tortugas National Park

August 30, 2006
Dry Tortugas National Park Reopens Following Hurricane Ernesto Closure
Dry Tortugas National Park Reopens Following Hurricane Ernesto Closure

August 27, 2006
Park Closes for Tropical Storm Ernesto
Park Closes for Tropical Storm Ernesto

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40001 SR-9336
Homestead, FL 33034

Phone:

(305) 242-7700
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