Things To Do

Enjoy Cultural and Natural Resources

Almost 70 miles west of Key West lies the remote Dry Tortugas National Park. The 100-square mile park is mostly open water with seven small islands. The park is known the world over as the home of magnificent Fort Jefferson, picturesque blue waters, superlative coral reefs and marine life, and the vast assortment of bird life that frequent the area.

 
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Explore Fort Jefferson

Located on Garden Key is historic Fort Jefferson, one of the nation’s largest 19th century forts in the United States.

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Bring Your Own Boat

Bring your boat to Dry Tortugas National Park.

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Camping

Plan your camping trip to Garden Key

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Charters & Permitted Tour Guides

Take guided tours for fishing, diving, snorkeling, and wildlife viewing

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Fishing

With abundant marine life, Dry Tortugas National Park is an excellent fishing destination

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Paddlesports

Explore Dry Tortugas with a Kayak / Paddleboard

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Snorkeling and Swimming

Enjoy Garden Key's many coral reefs and wildlife by taking a swim around the island

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Junior Ranger Program

Dry Tortugas has many activity based programs that offers young (and the young at heart) visitors the opportunity to become a Junior Ranger

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Wildlife Viewing

From birds, to sea turtles and coral reefs, the park is paradise for wildlife viewing.

Last updated: August 23, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

40001 SR-9336
Homestead, FL 33034

Phone:

(305) 242-7700

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