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The Ultimate Dry Tortugas National Park Quiz
by Staff
Though Dry Tortugas National Park may be remote, it has a lot to offer the adventurous traveler. This wildlife wonderland was discovered by explorers in the 16th century and still boasts a pristine coral reef, which is a favorite of divers and snorkelers. Take our quiz to learn more about this magical national park.

In which U.S. state is Dry Tortugas National Park located?

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina

The Dry Tortugas is a group of small:

  • boats
  • fish
  • islands

How can visitors reach remote Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida?

  • by boat
  • by seaplane
  • both of the above

The Dry Tortugas National Park visitor center is in Fort:

  • Washington
  • Lincoln
  • Jefferson

What is the name of the campground at Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida?

  • Garden Key Campground
  • Key West Campground
  • Golden Key Campground

Which 16th century explorer sailed through the waters off the southwestern coast of Florida in 1513?

  • Ponce de Leon
  • Sir Francis Drake
  • Francisco Vásquez de Coronado

Which of the following is a favorite activity of visitors to Dry Tortugas National Park?

  • snorkeling
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing

In which year was Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida established?

  • 1982
  • 1992
  • 2002

Which of the following colorful species of wildlife can you find at Dry Tortugas National Park?

  • blue-and-yellow-striped grunts
  • red or turquoise parrotfish
  • both of the above

How many shipwrecks are there within the boundaries of Dry Tortugas National Park?

  • two
  • six
  • twelve

Dry Tortugas National Park is a major stopover point for:

  • air travelers
  • cruise liners
  • migratory birds

During which season do major north-south bird migrations take place?

  • spring
  • summer
  • winter

During the month of _____, 100,000 sooty terns nest on Bush Key, where the females lay their eggs.

  • December
  • January
  • February

How many eggs do sea turtles lay at one time?

  • about 50
  • about 100
  • about 150

Where in Fort Jefferson can you see a series of arched doorways?

  • in the visitor center
  • in the gallery
  • in the main entry

What is the name of the lighthouse on Loggerhead Key at Dry Tortugas National Park?

  • Dry Tortugas Light Lookout
  • Dry Tortugas Light Tower
  • Dry Tortugas Light Station

Which species of birds can you see on Dry Tortugas during the migration season?

  • western sandpipers
  • double-crested cormorants
  • both of the above

On which island is Fort Jefferson located?

  • Garden Key
  • Loggerhead Key
  • Bush Key

During the Civil War, Fort Jefferson was used as a military _____ by the Union Army.

  • prison
  • fort
  • base

Some of the walls of Fort Jefferson's brick and masonry structure are _____ thick.

  • two feet (0.6 meters)
  • four feet (1.2 meters)
  • eight feet (2.4 meters)