Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Dry Tortugas National Park

Fort Jefferson is a part of Dry Tortugas National Park in the waters off of Key West, Florida. The islands are located about 70 miles west of Key West in the waters of the Straights of Florida. It takes a four hour boat ride to cross the waters of the straight which connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.

"Perhaps the most unusual national park in the national park system is Dry Tortugas. It's one of the smallest, one of the most remote, and one of the least visited. But it's nevertheless a wonderful park, comprising seven small islands, coral reefs and other undersea attractions, and nesting areas for a variety of wild birds. The park includes some 64,657 acres of land above and below the water line."

Follow the link for more pictures and information about the park.


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