Permits & Reservations


Depending on how you plan to visit Dry Tortugas National Park you may be required to obtain a permit. The following links provide additional information about the required permits at the park.
Boat Permits are required for all private boaters recreating in the park. Obtain a free boat permit at Park Headquarters on Garden Key. This must be done before recreating within the park (i.e. fishing, snorkeling, diving etc.)
Special Use Permits are required for special events such as weddings, first-amendment activities, privately owned (not for hire) seaplanes, meetings, group activities of 20 or more and non-profit organization activities, require special use permits.
Filming Permits are required for all commercial filming within the Dry Tortugas National Park.
Camping Reservations

The National Park Service does not take camping reservations for individual campsites. Designated campsites are on a first come first served basis with an overflow area available if needed. We do not turn away any campers when they arrive at Garden Key. For more information on camping click here.

  • Parties of 10 or more wishing to reserve the group campsite are required to coordinate in advance by filling out this form.

  • Ferry passengers wishing to camp at Dry Tortugas National Park must coordinate and book their camping through the Yankee Freedom Ferry. The Ferry has a limited number of campers they can carry daily, so book early.

  • The seaplane concessionaire will not transport camping gear.

Last updated: March 30, 2016

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40001 SR-9336
Homestead, FL 33034


(305) 242-7700

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