Greetings from Dry Tortugas National Park

In April of 2013 my partner Keith and I, took a trip to Miami, FL and drove to Key West. I’d always wanted to visit Dry Tortugas because many years ago a cousin of mine worked for the NPS there. We decided to splurge on a float plane rather than the ferry. We took snorkel gear and spent an amazing day there.

Sincerely,
Tracy

Dry Tortugas National Park

This park protects seven small islands 70 miles west of Key West, Florida, and the ocean waters that surround them. These islands change constantly from the effects of tides, weather, air, and other environmental and human factors. On Garden Key, visitors can tour the largest all-masonry fort in the United States, built between 1846 and 1875 to defend the Gulf of Mexico, but never completed. The park is also renowned for its vibrant coral, lush seagrass, and migratory birds.

State(s): Florida

Established: 1935

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