Camping is only permitted on Garden Key. The campground is open year round and is first come first serve.
The 13-site, primitive campground is located on the same island as Fort Jefferson and is a short walk from the public dock. Eleven individual sites can accomodate up to 6 people and 3 tents, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Should a regular campsite not be available, an overflow area is provided. A group site is available for 10-40 people and must be reserved in advance. Call: 305-242-7700 to obtain a reservation application. Groups of 10 or more arriving without a reservation will not receive exclusive use of the group site. The campground is a self-service fee area with a nightly fee of $ 3.00 per person. A 50% discount applies to holders of the Golden Age or Golden Access Pass. No other discounts apply. Fees paid for transportation (seaplane or ferry) do not include camping fees.
|Garden Key||All Year||13||No||No||Flush toilets||No||Yes||No||$ 3.00 per person|
Additional Camping Information
Eleven individual sites can hold up to 6 people and three tents. These are available on a first-come, first serve basis. Should a regular site not be avaliable an overflow area is provided. There are no shower facilities or fresh water sinks. Saltwater flush toilets are available for visitor use. All supplies, including fuel, water, ice, food and convenience items must be brought with you. All trash must be carried out.
The park can only be reached by boat or seaplane; it is inaccessible to trailers and motorhomes. Vessels may anchor between sunset and sunrise in a designated anchorage area, defined as the area of sand and rubble bottom within 1 nautical mile of the Fort Jefferson harbor light. Overnight anchoring is not permitted at any other location in Dry Tortugas National Park.
Ground fires are not permitted.
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