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General Information

Official Dry Tortugas National Park Service website:
Must See. The most in-depth information about Dry Tortugas national park.

"Unofficial" Dry Tortugas National Park website:
Hosted by John William Uhler. Very detail information.

When to Go

Best visit time -- April and May: moderate weather. Avoid hurricane season from June to November when temperatures and humidity are higher.

General weather information,
Ten day forecast and sunset/sunrise time.
Five days weather forest with local radar.
Florida State weather hourly report.


At least a full day:
Garden Key and Fort Jefferson -- a full day,



Camping is permitted only on Garden Key. The 10-site primitive campground is open year round and is first come first serve.

A group site is available for 10-40 people and must be reserved in advance by phone 305-242-7700.

No fresh water available on the island. A policy of "pack it in , pack it out" is strictly enforced. Campers must bring all of the water and food needed for their entire stay. Saltwater flush toilets are available.

Lodges and Hotels:

Inside the park:

No lodging is inside Dry Tortugas National Park.

Gateway outside the park:

Key West Visitor Bureau.

Naples Area Chamber of Commerce.

This Dry Tortugas National Park Travel Vacation Guide site was most recently updated on 02/04/05. Keywords: Dry Tortugas National Park.