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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK FULLY OPEN

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK FULLY OPEN

If you believe this information is incorrect or needs updating, please let us know here.
So what does "Park Fully Open" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Dry Tortugas National Park is currently fully open. This means all operations are back to normal. This can mean there are still restrictions on social distancing, travel and/or masks. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has some information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Dry Tortugas National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Florida and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Dry Tortugas National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Florida and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: September 13, 2021
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Dry Tortugas National Park News

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  • Dry Tortugas National Park acts to preserve genetic diversity of rare pillar coral

    August 26, 2021 | 1:30 pm

    Dry Tortugas National Park today announced it completed a successful coral rescue mission this month to secure fragments of previously unknown pillar coral (Dendrogyra cylindrus) colonies within the park for preservation. These new colonies may have a unique genetic makeup, or genotype, and may be more resilient to stressors like Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease, found recently at the national park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease found at Dry Tortugas National Park

    June 2, 2021 | 11:30 am

    Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease—an infectious, water-borne disease that impacts hard coral species and damages entire reefs—has been found on corals in Dry Tortugas National Park. The park’s Coral Response Team observed it on May 29 while conducting a routine disease survey.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks Announce Entrance Fee-Free Days for 2021

    December 29, 2020 | 10:44 am

    Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks will waive their entrance fee on six days in 2021.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Dry Tortugas National Park begins a $4.5 million restoration of the Tortugas Harbor Lighthouse

    October 21, 2020 | 9:30 am

    The 144-year old Tortugas Harbor Lighthouse on historic Fort Jefferson is about to get a facelift. On October 19, Dry Tortugas National Park kicked off the $4.5 million project to restore and preserve the deteriorating lighthouse for the next 100-plus years.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Dry Tortugas National Park reopens following Tropical Storm Laura

    August 26, 2020 | 11:34 am

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. – On Wednesday, Aug. 26, Dry Tortugas National Park reopened to visitors.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Everglades National Park reopens Monday, Dry Tortugas National Park remains closed for Tropical Storm Laura

    August 23, 2020 | 8:09 pm

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. – On Monday, Aug. 24, Everglades National Park will return to regular park operations. Dry Tortugas remains closed.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks modify operations for Tropical Storm Laura

    August 22, 2020 | 6:00 pm

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. - On Sunday, August 23 at 5:00 pm, Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks will temporarily close park entrances and visitor facilities in preparation for Tropical Storm Laura for the safety of visitors and staff. Park concession-operated boat, ferry, and sea plane tours as well as services and rentals will also suspend operations by 5:00 pm Sunday.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Everglades National Park reopens after Hurricane Isaias, Dry Tortugas remains open

    August 1, 2020 | 6:00 pm

    Everglades National Park will reopen on Aug. 2 after the passage of Hurricane Isaias. Wilderness permits will resume. Check with individual concession companies for activities and services.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Everglades National Park closes for Hurricane Isaias, Dry Tortugas National Park remains open

    July 31, 2020 | 4:04 pm

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. - On Friday, July 31, Everglades National Park will temporarily close park entrances and visitor facilities at 7 p.m. in preparation for Hurricane Isaias for the safety of visitors and staff. Park concession-operated boat tours, services and rentals will also suspend operations on Friday afternoon.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Ferry boat and sea plane tours resume and campground reopens

    June 2, 2020 | 12:30 pm

    Beginning June 3, the sea plane and ferry boat tours and services resume. The campground and associated restroom on Garden Key reopens.

    Read more at nps.gov