Fees & Passes

A sign in front of a large brick structure, showing the National Park Service arrowhead and the words "Fort Jefferson Dry Tortugas National Park"

Quick Fee Tips

  • The Ferry tickets include the cost of entrance to the park, but NOT camping fees.
  • The Seaplane will charge the entrance fee upon arrival. Plan to bring cash for each person aged 16-years of age and older.
  • If you are taking the ferry to camp on the island, plan to arrive with cash or a check to pay camping fees. Learn more about camping here.
  • If you are planning on bringing a boat to the park, plan to arrive at Garden Key with cash to pay entrance fees for all those aged 16 years and older. You can also purchase a digital pass ahead of your visit by visiting Recreation.gov. NOTE: Entrance fees are not required for those simply transiting through the park without stopping. Learn more about bringing your boat to Dry Tortugas here.

General Fee Information

The entrance fee for Dry Tortugas National Park is $15.00 per person and is good for 7 consecutive days. Any person under 16 years of age is exempt from paying an entrance fee (this includes international visitors).

Enjoy the convenience of purchasing an digital pass on Recreation.gov before you arrive. You have immediate access to your digital pass and can easily download it on your phone or tablet. Your pass will also be emailed as a PDF and can be printed out for display when you arrive.

Buy your pass online!

  • Ferry ticket includes entrance fee to Dry Tortugas National Park and Fort Jefferson.
  • The Seaplane charges park entrance fee upon check-in.
  • If you hold a National Parks Pass, show it at either check-in, and the entrance fee will be deducted or not charged with transportation costs. The pass must be shown in person with a valid ID. Please note that the National Park Service does not keep a database of passes and is unable to search for individual's passes.
Fees are collected through a self-service fee area on the main dock at Garden Key. Cash or check only.

The six entrance fee-free days for 2021 will be:

Fort Jefferson Wide Shot

NPS Photo Glenn Gardner

Camping Fees

Camping fees are collected through a self-service fee area that is located in the campground.

  • Individual Campsites: $15 per night, per site.
  • Group Campsite: $30 per night. Reservations required.
  • Cash or check accepted. Credit / debit cards are NOT accepted.
  • Children under 16 years old are free.
  • A 50% discount applies to holders of the Golden Age or Golden Access Pass (must be shown in person with a valid ID).
  • Learn more by visiting our Camping page.

Academic Fee Waivers

All accredited educational and scientific institutions are eligible to receive free entrance to the park. Bringing your classroom to the park can present many unique learning opportunities and novel ways for your students to advance their studies.

The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA), Public Law 108-447, provides the National Park Service statutory authority to allow “outings conducted for non-commercial educational purposes by schools or bona fide academic institutions” to obtain a waiver of park entrance fees. Commercial enterprises are not eligible for fee waivers, but school groups using a commercial vehicle for transportation only may apply for a fee waiver.

  • The entrance fee waiver does not entitle groups to any special ranger presentations.
  • Organizations that are generally considered service, civic, or fraternal (e.g. Scouting, Rotary, faith-based organizations, clubs, etc.) do NOT qualify for the academic fee waiver unless they meet the requirements.
  • Fee waivers do not apply to camping or permit fees.
  • Groups that do not qualify for an educational fee waiver will be charged the appropriate entrance fee and may be considered as a non-commercial organized group.

Academic Fee Waiver Application

Note: Applications must be submitted here to the Special Use Permit Office, two weeks prior to the anticipated date of visit.

Last updated: May 12, 2023

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