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Fort De Soto Park

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Address: 3500 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierra Verde, FL 33715
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The best of county parks

Camping at Ft Desoto is always a pleasure. The sites are clean, large and so near the water. The bathrooms are clean, and have a washer/dryer for use. Don't get the pizza at... read more

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Albany, New York
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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Camping at Ft Desoto is always a pleasure. The sites are clean, large and so near the water. The bathrooms are clean, and have a washer/dryer for use. Don't get the pizza at the various cafes, but the rest is OK. The beaches are large, with good parking. Good fishing off the piers, and also along the kayak trail.

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Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to Fort De Soto for a alternative day at the beach. There are plenty of different spots to park at the beaches. The beach is nice (not as nice as St. Pete Beach) and you can find a place that is not crowded. We also walked through the Fort and found they have upgraded the interpretive information from... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful park with very nice facillities as well as fantastic beaches. Lots to do - rent kayaks, bikes, umprellas, and chairs. And don't mss the historic fort and museum. You can also take boat rides to one of two islands off the coast - one for shelling and the other for snorkeling and exploring.

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Been here many a time, love the park, but my friends son wanted to rent a scooter bike and the person running it was very rude and acted like he did not want our business. Wouldn't hold a bike for him then had to have an adult rent another bike to ride with him. He is 12 years old for... More 

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Big Lake, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We only had a few hours before we had to catch a flight. We spent our last day headed to Fort De Soto Park. It was worth the drive from Ruskin, Fl. We loved the beautiful North Beach. Did not have a chance to swim but the sand along the shore was great. Found lots of sea shells. Would love... More 

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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My first trip to the famous Park. You have to pay $5.00 to park, and there's a 75 cent toll to go onto the island. Other than that, you a free to roam and explore this large island. There is an actual Fort, with information on what life was like at the fort. In addition, there are two piers, where... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A large park that has nature Florida is known for. There is a $5 parking fee and several places for refreshments. There are areas for hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking in the Gulf or in waterways full of mangroves and a wide variety of birds. You can see ospreys, spoon bills, herons, egrets, pelicans and more. There are also sand beaches... More 

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Becket, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of those parks that you can come back to every year and enjoy over and over again.. We decided to take the ferry to Egmont Key ( Inside the park) which was awesome. ( A review in itself. ) The beaches at De Soto are beautiful. You can walk,bike, rent a canoe or kayak. This park is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The white powdery sand, beautiful blue water, and palm trees make North Beach on the Gulf side of Fort De Soto Park incredibly beautiful. The state park is immaculately clean and has plenty of parking. There was a concession stand at North Beach which had beach chair rentals. There were lots of pavilions and shaded picnic tables available near the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you prefer nature's beaches are they are intended to be, then visit Fort De Soto. The North beach is absolutely beautiful, white sand and shallow, warm waters that lead out to a sand bar. We collected beautiful shells and sand dollars. There are umbrellas and chairs ( for rent) and plenty of washrooms and BBQ/picnic shelters. We had a... More 

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