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Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park

Location: Gulf of Mexico, Florida
Difficulty: Moderate
Features: Camping, star, gazing, snorkeling, coral reefs, aquatic activities


 Dry Tortugas National Park is a seven-island archipelago in Gulf of Mexico. Stories of pirates and treasures add to its uniqueness and charm. Named after the green, hawksbill, leatherback, and loggerhead turtles that inhabit here before, the park is still the most active nesting sanctuary in Florida. It highlights and preserves Fort Jefferson – the largest unfinished brick masonry structure in the Western Hemisphere. It has abundant sea life, undisturbed coral reefs, and breeding grounds for tropical birds. You and your family can enjoy water activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, saltwater fishing and kayaking and eve dry land activities like picnicking, bird watching, and camping in Garden Key. It can be accessed by taking seaplane or boat


Top 3 Adventure Hacks

1) Spring time visit

Spring season is the best time to visit the place and go bird spotting

2) Plan ahead

The area offers limited mode of transportation so plan visits ahead of time

3) Tent camping

Camping is allowed in the key but require usage of tents

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