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Ft. De Soto Park

Ashburn VA
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Ft. De Soto Park

Heard great things--but it looks pretty big. What's the best spot to pick for a day with a four year old? Don't want to be leaving the park and realize we would have been happier setting up somewhere else for the day.

Brandon, Florida
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Take a drive around before you settle down to a spot. I would look for one with picnic tables in the shade and near the restrooms. In fact we stopped at such a place but I cannot describe exactly where it was. I believe right at the very end of the park there is also such a location, but from what I remember of that one, you couldn't see the water from there.

Tampa, Florida
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Check out this web site - www.pinellascounty.org/park/05_Ft_DeSoto.htm

The North Beach is the area where there are many shelters and restroom facilities. The park has other things you may want to visit also like the fort. I think a 4 year old would think the canons are neat, There are 2 piers the Gulf side and Bay side - interesting to see what people are catching the day you visit. The East Beach gives a good view of the Sunshine Skyway bridge.

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Glad to see you are visiting this park. In my opinoion Ft DeSoto is the best park in the nation - and I've been to a great deal of them. I have many happy memories both camping and day-visiting the park. I agree with earlier poster, definitely visit the fort.

For anyone else visiting this forum, this is the best park in Pinellas W Central FL to camp. Clean restrooms, private sites, really fun.

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Does anyone know how bad the crowds will be on Memorial Day? We were originally going to Clearwater Beach but wanted something less crowded. I've heard Fort Desoto isn' t too crowded but wasn't sure if that were true on that day.

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5. Re: Ft. De Soto Park

My friends and I go to Ft. DeSoto every year on Memorial Day. Usually the crowds are not bad. They get there early to get a picnic table in a prime location. I think it's a great place to spend Memorial Day. Enjoy

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