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Finding amusement at a trio of national parks in Florida

February 1, 2011, 7:40 am
Outside the theme parks and beaches, there’s a Florida that many tourists never see but shouldn’t miss. The southern part of the peninsula is home to a trio of national parks that offer adventures that Disney and the like can’t begin to match. It’s possible to hit the highlights in ...

Oh, Ranger! Insider Tips: Part II

November 15, 2010, 10:00 am
As part our latest series, the OhRanger.com team has put together a list of our favorite national park activities. Each month, we'll share a few of our most-loved adventures with you. In return, we hope YOU will do the same! Here is our second round of Oh, Ranger! Insider Tips. We ...

Sea Plane Service to Dry Tortugas Now Available

May 5, 2010, 6:29 pm
Dan Kimball, Superintendent of Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Park, is pleased to announce that beginning Monday May 10th seaplane service, offered by PM Air LLC D/B/A as Key West Seaplane Adventures, will be providing service from Key West to Dry Tortugas National Park. "Bringing the seaplane service back online has ...

Stimulus money restoring crumbling fort off Florida

April 14, 2010, 12:40 pm
Weather and time have inflicted more damage to Fort Jefferson than hostile cannon fire ever did. The crumbling citadel rises 40 feet from the turquoise water of the Gulf of Mexico, an outpost of a bygone era. Built on an island in Florida's Dry Tortugas, 70 miles past Key West, ...

Coral in Florida Keys suffers lethal hit from cold

February 1, 2010, 10:33 am
Scientists have only begun assessments, with dive teams looking for "bleaching" that is a telltale indicator of temperature stress in sensitive corals, but initial reports are bleak. The impact could extend from Key Largo through the Dry Tortugas west of Key West, a vast expanse that covers some of ...

'Yankee Freedom' retains contract for Dry Tortugas park run

February 1, 2010, 9:53 am
There will soon be only one ferry providing daily service to Dry Tortugas National Park from Key West. Yankee Roamer VIII LLC, the company that owns one of the current ferries, the Yankee Freedom II, won the sole contract with the National Park Service. The decision to have only one vessel ...

Top 10 Places To Find Solitude

January 19, 2010, 11:29 am
Our nation’s National Park System offers some of the best outdoor recreation in the world. There are endless places, from Maine to California, Hawaii to Alaska, that you can hike, climb, camp, and see wild animals in their natural habitat. You visit the national parks to experience nature and ...

Island Park Captivates Bird-Watchers

July 7, 2008, 7:18 am
Three nights on a tropical island. Doesn't sound bad, does it? When I began telling friends that I'd be camping on a tropical key between the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, I elicited sympathetic envy sounds - you know, "Ooh!" and "Mmm!" and "Oh, how fun!" Dry Tortugas National Park, ...