This weekend, the Dry Tortugas National Park will be taking part in the "fee-free days" where the national park services opens all its national parks to the open completely free of cost
Online PR News – 06-June-2010 – – Travelers heading out to the remote islands of the Dry Tortugas this weekend, where the historic Fort Jefferson is located, can take advantage of the islands' status as a national park and celebrate the two-day-long 'Fee-Free Days.' For June 4th and 5th, the national park service will open the doors to all its national parks to guests who get to come in completely free of charge.
Typically, the Dry Tortugas National Park charges visitors $5 per adult guest. This fee goes to various projects in maintaining, protecting, and preserving the natural beauty of the Dry Tortugas as well as the historic masonry structure located on the islands, Fort Jefferson.
Guests who visit the Dry Tortugas National Park can enjoy some of the most diverse snorkeling anywhere in the Keys and the country. In fact, many people say that the best Key West snorkeling is not done off the coast of Key West, but out in the Dry Tortugas. Snorkeling in the Dry Tortugas is also done right off the beach since the coral reef gardens are just a few yards from the beach coast of Garden Key.
The Dry Tortugas National Park also offers guests some of the best bird watching opportunities anywhere in the country. Over 200 unique species of birds have been named and spotted at the Dry Tortugas. The Dry Tortugas Information Center's day trip offers a naturalist on board one of the two ferries that can help you in pinpointing specific bird species.
The next fee-free weekend for the Dry Tortugas and the rest of the national park service comes August 14th and 15th.
To learn more about the Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson, or two reserve your visit to these unique islands, contact the Dry Tortugas Information Center at 1-877-243-2378.