Dry Tortugas National Park

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Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas, previously known as Fort Jefferson, was built between 1846 and 1875. Dry Tortugas is known for their pristine resources such as sea turtle nesting habitats and sea grass beds.

Dry Tortugas National Park

~There are submerged culteral resources in the Dry Tortugas. Items such as glass, pottery, cannons, and anchors are submerged under the water of the Dry Tortugas from ships that were wrecked and defeated by the Coastal Defenses in the 1800's. ~ Windjammer site, located off of Loggerhead Key, is a place archaologists discovered in 1971. Many ships were wrecked there. Including a gigantic, 261 ft. British Vessel called The Avanti.


This is what the local food looks like.

There are lot's of things to do at the Dry Tortugas National Park. You can snorkel and swim, or go kayaking and canoeing. You can get close to the wildlife, while enjoying the warm water and sunshine.

There are some problems facing the park. Problems such as invasive exotic plant species over taking the local plant species. They are working to try and eliminate those plants.


Before coming to the Dry Tortugas there are a few things to know. The temperatures are very hot through the months of June through November. That is also hurrican season. Tourists are encouraged to keep an eye on the weather when they visit in case of sever weather.

The wildlife is beautiful! There are all sorts of birds, turtles, and fish you can see while you are snorkeling!


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