This national park is the nation's only at-sea national park and is home to the historic Fort Jefferson. Located about 70 miles west of Key West and accessible only by boat or chartered seaplane, the park and fort lure divers, snorkelers and nature lovers who flock here to get a close look at stag horn coral, angel fish, rare birds and the loggerhead turtles that gave the island its name. Built in 1846, the five-sided fort covers more than 11 of the island's 16 acres.

 
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Beach Review of Dry Tortugas National Park

Away Travel Expert: Sarah White
BeachExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Snorkeling
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  • Activities available include bird watching, boating, camping, fishing, skin-diving, snorkeling, and swimming.

Address:
Garden Key
Key West, Florida 33041
Parking: 24 hours


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: 1 305 242 7700
Fax: 1 305 242 7711
Email: DRTO_Information@nps.gov
Neighborhood: Lower Keys
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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