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Dry Tortugas National Park
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NameDry Tortugas National Park
Brief DescriptionNational Park
CategoryNational Park
DescriptionAlmost 70 miles (112.9 km) west of Key West lies a cluster of seven islands, composed of coral reefs and sand, called the Dry Tortugas. Along with the surrounding shoals and waters, they make up Dry Tortugas National Park. The area is known for its famous bird and marine life, and its legends of pirates and sunken gold. Fort Jefferson, one of the largest coastal forts ever built, is a central feature.

The Tortugas were first discovered by Ponce de Leon in 1513. Abundant sea turtles or

Phone 1(305) 242-7700
Handicapped AccessibleNo
Last Updated1/23/2013
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Dry Tortugas National Park - Key West, FL 33045

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