Dry Tortugas National Park

(808) 572-4400


Established as Fort Jefferson National Monument on January 4, 1935, Dry Tortugas National Park is in the Gulf of Mexico, west of Key West, Florida. The monument was expanded in 1983 and redesignated as Dry Tortugas National Park on October 26, 1992.

Park activities include: Tours of Fort Jefferson – one of the nation’s largest 1800s masonry fort, geocaching, swimming and paddlesports, snorkeling and diving, boating and fishing, birding and wildlife viewing, sky watching and camping. There are also guided tours and activities, and ranger programs. Located 70 miles west of Key West in Southern Florida, Dry Tortugas National Park is only accessible by boat, ferry or seaplane.

For more information call (808) 572-4400 or visit www.NPS.gov/drto.


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