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by Clyde Powell

 

 







 


Key West Area Parks Dry Tortugas National Park
General Information

General Information about the Dry Tortugas National Park

bulletVisitor Center - Is open daily with information, exhibits, An orientation
video, and educational sales items are available.
 
bulletTouring Fort Jefferson - You can take a self-guiding walking tour of the
Fort. Just follow the signs with the Civil War soldier on them.
 
bulletRanger conducted Activities - There is an announcement board on the dock
or check at the visitor center for dates and times of ranger-guided tours.
 
bulletCamping - 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.
 
bulletFishing - Sport fishing is permitted. Lobstering and spear fishing are not.
Florida state fishing laws and regulations also apply. A Florida fishing license
is required. They can be gotten in Key West.
 
bulletBoating - 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.
 
bulletSnorkeling - Patches of coral reef, some accessible from the shore and in
shallow water, makes this a great place for snorkeling. All coral dead or alive
are protected. Shipwrecks and historical artifacts in the park are also protected.
 
bulletBird 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 January
thru September to protect the sensitive bird nesting habitat.


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