December 22, 2023
#GetOutside: Dry Tortugas National Park: A Treasure Beyond Key West
Embark on a journey to one of the most unique national parks in the United States, Dry Tortugas National Park. Located almost 70 miles west of Key West, this remote park offers a blend of history, stunning blue waters, and an array of activities that can be enjoyed without any additional cost.
Explore Fort Jefferson: Visit one of the largest 19th-century forts in the United States, located on Garden Key. Dive into the rich history and impressive architecture of this historic site.
Wildlife Viewing: The park is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts. From birds to sea turtles and coral reefs, the variety of fauna is sure to captivate nature lovers.
Snorkeling and Swimming: Enjoy the clear waters around Garden Key, home to vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine life. Snorkeling here is a must-do for visitors.
Birding: The park’s location makes it a significant layover for migrating birds. Birdwatchers can spot nearly 300 species, including the ruby-throated hummingbird and the peregrine falcon.
Following your exploration of the remote beauty of Dry Tortugas National Park, you have an opportunity to aid in its preservation. Contributions to the Alliance for Florida’s National Parks assist in maintaining and enhancing this historic and natural treasure. To make a difference, click the donate button in the top right and choose ‘Dry Tortugas’ for your donation. Your generosity helps safeguard the park’s rich history and breathtaking marine life for future adventurers.