7 Remote New Year's Escapes in DRY TORTUGAS NATIONAL PARK 


Welcome to Dry Tortugas National Park, one of the most isolated and underrated national parks in the US. 

The centerpiece of Dry Tortugas National Park is Fort Jefferson, the largest brick masonry structure in the Western Hemisphere. 

Fort Jefferson 


The park has some of the least disturbed coral reefs in the Florida Keys, with more than 30 species of coral and hundreds of species of fish.  

Snorkeling and Diving 


The park hosts more than 300 species of birds, many of which are rare or endangered. You can see brown pelicans, frigatebirds, terns, gulls, herons, egrets, and more. 



If you want to experience the park in a more immersive way, you can camp on Garden Key, the island where Fort Jefferson is located.  



Kayaking is another great way to explore Dry Tortugas National Park. You can bring your own kayak or rent one from the ferry or the seaplane operators. 



The park has a rich and diverse marine life, and you can catch a variety of fish, such as snapper, grouper, mackerel, tuna, and more. 



Swimming is another simple and enjoyable way to experience Dry Tortugas National Park. The park has clear and warm water, with an average temperature of 80°F (27°C). 



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