The Dry Tortugas National Park continues to be one of the top things to do in The Florida Keys.

Camping at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas

Did you know that you can camp overnight at the Dry Tortugas? One of the most rustic & secluded camping destinations in the world, the Dry Tortugas continue to stun & amaze. Camping at the Dry Tortugas is something that you will need to plan in advance. Camp sites typically selling out 60 days in advance. You can take a look at the reservation site here for more information. There are some first hand tips & tricks our team has outlined to make your camping trip at the Dry Tortugas the best experience.

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Tips & Tricks When Camping At Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas!

  • Bring bug spray.
  • Make sure your trash bags are tied tight & never on the ground. The unfortunate truth about camping at Fort Jefferson is that there are rats that roam the island at night. For the most part they stay away from guests however they do actively seek out trash & food.
  • Check the weather & pack accordingly. Certain times of the year is considered hurricane season & you might want to reschedule your trip or bring foul weather gear.
  • Bring some sort of cushion to sleep on. The ground is very rocky & hard. We cannot stress the importance of this! The ground is extremely rocky & hard.
  • Rent camping gear. If you do not have gear of your own, do not go out and buy your own, you can rent all the gear you need. The best part about renting camping gear is that there is no forgetting things when you use the 

Check Out Our Recent Facebook Post On Camping At Fort Jefferson

For more info and local comments regarding camping at Fort Jefferson. Click here for our most recent Dry Tortugas post with comments.

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