Summer camping in the Dry Tortugas is hot but well worth it with the marine and bird populations being particularly active during this time of the year and the sunsets later in the day providing guests with plenty of sunlight for swimming, tanning, snorkeling; Dry Tortugas Information Center is currently taking reservations on the limited camping spots for the rest of the summer
Online PR News – 23-June-2010 – – Nature lovers looking to experience one of the most unique camping experiences anywhere in the country can reserve one of the limited camping spots in the Dry Tortugas National Park, a national park made up mostly of underwater coral reef gardens and consisting of a collection of small and remote islands in the Gulf of Mexico located approximately 70 miles west of Key West Florida. Camping in the Dry Tortugas in the summer provides campers with one of the island's most active wildlife seasons of the year.
The Dry Tortugas Information Center, a reservations and information center for all kinds of Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson excursions, is currently accepting reservations for camping trips out to the islands for the rest of the summer. Camping spots on the Dry Tortugas are highly limited, with the center only allowed to transport a maximum of twelve campers per day aboard the two Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson ferries.
With no electricity or running water out on the islands, camping in the Dry Tortugas is completely primitive. This means that campers must bring with them everything they will need including all food and water. The experience of primitive camping combined with the remoteness of the islands provides campers with one of the most unique camping experiences anywhere in the country.
"For people who love to go camping, a Dry Tortugas camping trip is a must," says Ashley Livingston, a Key West native working with the Dry Tortugas Information Center. "People think that camping during the summer is too hot, but really the consistent sea breeze out on the islands makes the temperature a lot cooler than many other areas of the Keys."
Reservations for Dry Tortugas camping are required and typically should be made several weeks in advance, especially if campers are looking to go on a weekend or during a busy time of the year. On the first day of camping, campers are treated to the amenities offered to guests going on the regular Day Trip including breakfast, lunch, and complimentary snorkeling gear. After the first day, campers begin their primitive camping journey.
To get more information about camping on the Dry Tortugas and how to go about making reservations, contact the Dry Tortugas Information Center at 1-877-243-2378 to speak directly with an expert reservations agent.