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Fort De Soto Park

3500 Pinellas Bayway, Tierra Verde, FL 33715
727-582-2267
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Picnicking, Camping, Fishing
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Picnicking, Camping, Fishing
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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91 reviews 91 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited Ft. Desoto on a Sunday mid Dec.and early afternoon. The Fort was certainly an interesting place. Some of the old cannons were still in place from the early 1800's and they were very large. I did not expect to see so many concrete rooms underground. Thinking back to the time this was constructed, it had... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Nothing to dislike about the place, it was AWESOME can't wait to go back........we went to the beach and bike riding and just walked the park.....

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O-Town
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great weekend experience. The VOLUNTEERS keep the facilities very clean. Expect to chill!! Bring a kayak and a telescope for great nightsky viewing. Bring firewood and a steel tub for a controlled bonfire too!

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Our family visited Fort De Soto on Thanksgiving. It was about an hour and a half from our hotel in Orlando. It was worth the drive. It cost $5.00 to enter the park. The park has so many things to offer. The beach on the Gulf side is spectacular (tip: it was extremely windy, so we went to the Bay... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A great place to unwind; quiet, white sand beaches, great views, birds, fish, everything. Cycle and boat hire (kayak) facilities are available and the park is a very safe environment for both activities The museum itself is interesting with some thought provoking photos of how the Fort looked in the early part of the 20th century and there is a... More 

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The park is very interesting not big but a pretty place to visit. The fishing pier is nice but it was cold and windy when we visited. The sand is white and fine, the beach beautiful! Would like to come back and explore. They have bike rentals and other fun stuff.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A great place to hang out. Great place for a long bicycle ride or a run. Very safe with views of the water and the shy way bridge.

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Sarasota, Florida
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143 reviews 143 reviews
62 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

WOW - this place is absolutely beautiful and is super huge. It can take the best part of the entire day to see it all. The fort is awesome - the kids will love it. The piers are very interesting and make sure you see them both. The one facing south and Tampa Bay is a great way to see... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I love to birdwatch and this park is on more than one list as a great place to birdwatch. The beach was nice and quiet and was really great to walk along to enjoy the view. There were a TON of birds to see if you like to birdwatch, but there are many other outdoor things to do! They have... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Named after an historic fort on the property, the remnants of it are not the reason to visit here. If you're a history buff, they do have a small museum to visit. The real beauty of this park is it's diversity for outdoor activities - swim, picnic, fish, bike, bird watch, camp, boat. There are miles of paved trails, kayak... More 

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