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Dry Tortugas NP


Florida

Park Activities

One of the great pleasures of any visit to the park is the chance to explore Fort Jefferson.

Tour the Fort on your own

Start your self-guided tour at the Visitor Center in Fort Jefferson. Follow the signs featuring a Civil War soldier. The easy to moderate trail (0.8 miles) includes all three levels of the fort and takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Commercial Tours

Daily 45–minute guided tours are offered by the commercial ferry operators.

Ranger–Conducted Activities

Check also with park staff for times of ranger–guided programs.

Picnic

Outside of Fort Jefferson is a pic-nic area.

Snorkeling

Find more information on the next page.

Diving

The Windjammer Wreck is one of the most important and complete wreck sites in the Dry Tortugas. Find more information on the next page.

Camping

Camping in the Dry Tortugas can be a memorable experience. See our next page for further information.

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Day or overnight visitors can picnic outside historic Fort Jefferson at Dry Tortugas National Park. But be sure to not leave anything behind.
Day or overnight visitors can picnic outside historic Fort Jefferson at Dry Tortugas National Park. But be sure to not leave anything behind.

Lighthouse of Fort Jefferson on Garden Key in the Dry Tortugas National Park
Lighthouse of Fort Jefferson on Garden Key in the Dry Tortugas National Park

   
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