Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida • Earth.com

Dry Tortugas National Park is a national park in the United States about 68 miles (109 km) west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. The park preserves Fort Jefferson and the seven Dry Tortugas islands, the westernmost and most isolated of the Florida Keys. The archipelago’s coral reefs are the least disturbed of the Florida Keys reefs. The park is noted for abundant sea life, tropical bird breeding grounds, colorful coral reefs, and legends of shipwrecks and sunken treasures. The park’s centerpiece is Fort Jefferson, a massive but unfinished coastal fortress.

A primitive campground is located on Garden Key and is a short walk from the public dock. Reservations are not accepted for the regular 6-person campsites. Regular campsites are first-come, first-served only. The only campsite that can be reserved in advance is the group site for 10-20 people. 

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