|Visitor Center - Is open daily with
information, exhibits, An orientation|
video, and educational sales items are available.
|Touring Fort Jefferson - You can take
a self-guiding walking tour of the |
Fort. Just follow the signs with the Civil War soldier on them.
|Ranger conducted Activities - There is
an announcement board on the dock|
or check at the visitor center for dates and times of ranger-guided tours.
|Camping - Is available at the Fort for
$3 per person. Groups of 10 or more|
need to make reservations by writing the park. All supplies, including water
must be brought with you.
|Fishing - Sport fishing is permitted.
Lobstering and spear fishing are not.|
Florida state fishing laws and regulations also apply. A Florida fishing
is required. They can be gotten in
|Boating - Private boats can visit the
park. Nautical charts can be obtained|
at the visitor center, Key West U.S. Coast Guard Station, and the Key West
Chamber of Commerce. Boaters should check with a ranger for more
information about rules for docking and mooring. Caution be aware the seas
can be extremely rough at times plan ahead.
|Snorkeling - Patches of coral reef,
some accessible from the shore and in |
shallow water, makes this a great place for snorkeling. All coral dead or
are protected. Shipwrecks and historical artifacts in the park are also
|Bird Watching - The Dry Tortugas are
well know for spring bird migrations and |
its tropical birds. Bush Key which is next to Fort Jefferson is closed from
thru September to protect the sensitive bird nesting habitat.