Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park

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VISIT Dry Tortugas National Park:

Park Details

Dry Tortugas National Park was established on October 26, 1992, and has a total area of 64,701 acres (101 square miles, or 262 square kilometers).

Address 40001 SR-9336, Homestead, FL, 33034
Entrance Fee
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When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

Dry Tortugas National Park is the 228th most visited park in the country.

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Dry Tortugas National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Dry Tortugas National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Dry Tortugas National Park are November, January, December & February.

Park Visits6,1796,9377,4177,7208,1248,0417,6926,6584,6944,4325,3365,970
Avg Temp727273767982838483817774
Max Temp777677788183848584838078
Avg Temp696970737780828282787471
Min Temp595961667277798079736762
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Dry Tortugas National Park Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Dry Tortugas National Park is visited.

Trip NameTrip MilesTrip Days
Biscayne, Everglades & Big Cypress via Miami747

Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Dry Tortugas National Park.

Everglades National Park130 mi
Big Cypress National Preserve143 mi
Biscayne National Park188 mi
De Soto National Memorial200 mi

Nearby Campsites & RV Parks

If you are looking to pitch a tent or park an RV at a campsite near Dry Tortugas National Park, here is a list of the closest campsites in the surrounding area. They all have slightly different amenitites, so its best to check them all out instead of just chosing the first on the list.

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Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Dry Tortugas National Park:

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Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Dry Tortugas National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Dry Tortugas National Park.

Southwest Florida International AirportRSWFort Myers, FL149 mi
Miami International AirportMIAMiami, FL180 mi
Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International AirportFLLFort Lauderdale, FL197 mi
Palm Beach International AirportPBIWest Palm Beach, FL224 mi
Tampa International AirportTPATampa, FL232 mi
Orlando International AirportMCOOrlando, FL280 mi
Orlando Sanford International AirportSFBOrlando, FL304 mi
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Dry Tortugas National Park.

Key West International AirportEYWKey West, FL70 mi
Charlotte County AirportPGDPunta Gorda, FL167 mi
Sarasota Bradenton International AirportSRQSarasota/Bradenton, FL192 mi
St Petersburg Clearwater International AirportPIESt Petersburg-Clearwater, FL227 mi
Melbourne Orlando International AirportMLBMelbourne, FL277 mi
Daytona Beach International AirportDABDaytona Beach, FL334 mi
Gainesville Regional AirportGNVGainesville, FL351 mi

Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.

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Chris Cagle

I love traveling the United States. I hunt down fantastic places to visit in the summer and great slopes to ski down in the winter. The first national park I ever visited was the Smokies, but since then, I've been to dozens. However, my favorite by far has been Zion.