Camping at the
Dry Tortugas National Park
Camping is only permitted on Garden Key.
The campground is open year round and is first come first serve.
When the day boats leave for
Key West campers have the whole place to
themselves. The fort closes at sunset but their are plenty of quite
romantic places to enjoy a moonlit night with the ocean providing
its own background music.
There is primitive campground that is on the same island as
Fort Jefferson. It has 13
sites. There are 11 individual sites that can hold 3 tents and up to 6 people.
If they are
full there is an overflow area. all sites are on a first come first served
basis. If you are
with a group of 10-40 people they have a group site. This must be reserved in
Call 305-242-7700 to make a reservation If you don't call ahead you will not get
exclusive use of the group site. The
camping fee is $3.00 per person per day.
At Fort Jefferson a very strict policy of what you bring in you take back. This
all trash. You also have to bring everything with the most important is water.
no fresh water available on the island. Saltwater flush toilets are available.
Boats can anchor between sunset and sunrise in designated areas ask a
these areas are. There is no overnight anchorage anywhere else in the
Dry Tortugas National Park.
Clyde's Key West Parks