Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park is one of the most beautiful places in Florida, bar none. A tropical paradise, home to Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas is one of the best places to see stars in Florida.

Dry Tortugas National Park
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Stargazing here can be tricky. Most of the park is actually underwater.  Dry Tortugas is the only tropical reef in the States and the third-largest in the world. It is also only accessible by boat.

Because of this, you will have to camp overnight to see the stars at Dry Tortugas. But, wow is it worth it. Because there is no fresh water in the area, there are absolutely no mosquitos!

70 miles away from Key West, the nearest city, Dry Tortugas provides a perfect dark sky opportunity to see the stars in all their glory. For more information, check out our full guide for exploring Dry Tortugas National Park.