Fort De Soto Park Campground
Are you camping at Fort De Soto Park Campground? Why not have your family photos captured with your RV or tent while on vacation? We can also capture your family photos on the beautiful white sandy beaches of Fort De Soto Park or at the historic Fort De Soto itself. Book a family session with us using the link below and receive $50 off our standard rate of $199. Need more reasons to book now? Check out the information below our booking link.
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Why Fort De Soto Campground
Fort De Soto Park Campground is a beautiful 238-site family camping area with facilities including picnic tables, grills, water, electricity, washers, dryers, sanitary disposal stations, modern restrooms, showers, play areas, and a camp store. There are also special camp sites for camping with pets and they can accommodate all camping units.
Fort De Soto Beaches
Fort De Soto Park is wrapped in three miles of beautiful white sand beaches that draw more than 2.7 million visitors every year. Whether you are sitting on the beach or kayaking near the still water's edge at Fort De Soto, you find yourself absorbed in the abundance of natural beauty for as far as the eye can see. This is the largest park within the Pinellas County Park System. Fort De Soto park consists of 1,136 acres made up of five interconnected islands (keys). These keys are home to beach plants, mangroves, wetlands, palm hammocks, hardwoods and scores of native plants. Each of these species plays a vital role in the preservation and protection of the natural environment.
History of Fort De Soto
Fort De Soto Park is also home to the historic Fort De Soto which is a real abandoned fort that was built in 1898 on Mullet Key to protect the Tampa Bay area from potential attacks during the Spanish-American War. Named after the Spanish explorer, Hernando de Soto, it was a subpost to Fort Dade located on the nearby island of Egmont Key. However, Fort De Soto was never involved in an actual battle during the war and never fired even one shot at enemies.