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Dry Tortugas National Park
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What Dry Tortugas National Park lacks in size, it makes up for in abundance of marine life. The park covers an area of just 160 sq km (100 sq m), but the seven small islands surrounded by aquamarine waters and coral reefs are home to colorful fish, spiny lobsters, large sea turtles, and nearly 300 species of tropical and migratory birds. Imposing Fort Jefferson--with its walls stretching around the perimeter of the island on which it sits--holds the park headquarters. The park's tropical-island setting makes it ideal for swimming, snorkeling, sea kayaking, saltwater fishing, and staring at the horizon from a sandy beach. The park sits just 113 km (70 mi) from Key West; access is limited to seaplane or boat. Use our custom trip planner: Dry Tortugas National Park and all its delights await.
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The self-service campground in Dry Tortugas National Park is the only option for staying in the park. Ferries and seaplanes arrive at the park from Key West, where you have a wide range of choices of places to stay. The island offers luxury hotels, expansive resorts, economy motels, and locally owned inns and bed and breakfasts. You should find plenty of entertainment options here as well.
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