National Park

Dry Tortugas Dog Policy

Dry Tortugas National Park is Somewhat Dog Friendly

Trails
None
Campground
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []

The islands of the Dry Tortugas, at the westernmost end of the Florida Keys, are the site of Fort Jefferson, a Civil War-era fort that is the largest masonry structure in the Western Hemisphere. The park is home to undisturbed coral reefs and shipwrecks, and is only accessible by plane or boat.[1]

Dogs are allowed on Garden Key, but not inside the fort. The only way to get to the park is by boat or seaplane. The commercial ferry does not allow pets, but you can bring a dog on your own boat or with a tour guide. Dogs are even allowed at the campground. Dogs are also not allowed on any keys other than Garden Key.

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Website
https://www.nps.gov/drto/index.htm
Pet Policy Details
https://www.nps.gov/drto/planyourvisit/pets.htm
Area
101 mi2
Annual Visitors
48,543

Campground Policy

Dogs are allowed in the campground, as long as they're kept on 6' leashes.

Campground Dogs Allowed?
Garden Key Campground Yes
Campground details from Recreation.gov

Location & Map

State
Florida
Locality
Key West

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[1] Overview text from the Wikipedia article List of national parks of the United States, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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