Fort Desoto Florida – RV Today

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March 11, 2009

A popular destination for travelers is always the beach, and Fort De Soto, Florida is home to one of the annually top ranked beaches in the country. With it’s clear water and white sandy beaches it’s hard to argue a reason not to come to Fort De Soto. For the RVer you can park your rig at Fort De Soto Park just minutes away from the acclaimed beach. A good side trip from Fort De Soto would be to take a ferry over to Egmont Key where you can take a tour of a wildlife reserve and snorkel in the clear waters.

Fort De Soto Park is at the far southern tip of the city of St. Petersburg, Florida. This park, operated by Pinellas County, is made up from five offshore keys, or islands: Madelaine Key, St. Jean Key, St. Christopher Key, Bonne Fortune Key and Mullet Key (which is the main island). Today all are connected by land to each other. The island group is accessible by toll road from the mainland. The park is a ‘gateway site’ for the Great Florida Birding Trail.Below is a Park Map showing details of the area.

Fort Desoto Park Map

For those of you interested in the history of Fort Desoto park you may want to read about it on the wikipedia site.

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  2. Dale Johnson

    While on your site at this park, you will not be able to see any other camper rigs because of the beautiful landscaping.

  3. Bob Weels

    Excellent camp ground,you must visit at least once.
    The city has realised it is a money maker and keeps the prices HIGH.
    Then they cut the staffing levels to keep their costs down.
    Result, dissolutioned staff, little policing,rules get bent by campers and the infrastructure is “just” kept up.
    Not being neg. just telling it as I found it, but please do visit you will enjoy what could be a premium park with less interference and less profiteering.

  4. Jim Racklyeft

    Remimber you have to make reservations at least 6 month in advance.