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Dry Tortugas National Park

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Garden Key Campground, Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida

The Site: Camping on the beach is always beautiful; it’s even better when one of the world’s largest barrier reef systems is right outside your tent. After a starry night, stumble a few feet into the calm, clear water and treat yourself to a fish-filled snorkel. Even the trip from Key West is gorgeous; the Yankee Freedom II National Park Shuttle takes you on a 2-hour, 70-mile journey punctuated by turtle and dolphin sightings.

The Basics: Ten sites; picnic tables, grills, no water, composting toilets; take all trash out with you; no RVs; $3 per night per site per person; reserve at (305) 242-7700. Yankee Freedom II: $180 round-trip per adult camper, including breakfast and lunch onboard; reserve at yankeefreedom.com or (800) 322-0013.

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