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“Great Florida countryside” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fort De Soto Park

Fort De Soto Park
Palma Del Mar, St. Petersburg, FL
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Hong Kong, China
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66 attraction reviews
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“Great Florida countryside”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

With a spare morning during my trip to St. Petersburg, I chose to cycle down to Fort De Soto park. It’s a lovely space just outside the city, and well worth a visit if you’ve got a bit of time and a desire to get out of the city and into countryside.

Visited September 2013
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North Fort Myers, Florida
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“Great Park Campground with Beautiful Beaches”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This park is great. The campground sites are spacious and tree covered. Many are right on the water. Area two is pet friendly. Shower and bathrooms are well maintained. Bike paths abound. You can go ten miles safely on wide bike paths. Don't miss taking the ferry to Egmont Key. The beaches are wide and long. There is even a dog beach. I can't wait to go back.

Visited September 2013
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Palmetto, Florida
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“A wonderful Park experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

A variety of experiences in one place, nice clean campground, wonderful beaches, and great views. Watching the large ships come into the channel from the beach is a fun addition.

Visited December 2012
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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“Best beaches in America”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Ft. DeSoto has been a favorite destination for decades. Along with World Class Beaches, there are nature trails, bike trails, camping, boat ramps, pier fishing, picnic facilities, showers, concession stands..... and to top it all off, a Spanish American War era Fort.

Visited July 2013
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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“Great area for picnics”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Fort De Soto is a large park with camping and beaches, beautiful water and lots of space so you don't feel crowded. Lots of trees to help keep you cool but beware insect repellent in needed during the summer. The no see ums tend to bite hard.

Visited July 2013
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