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Fort de Soto Park Campground

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The park, sites, and grounds are beautiful. Palm trees, water, wildlife, and the volunteers keep it spotless. Our site was right by the playground...not a great choice but it was nice to see kids out enjoying the day. The issues...the county staff were not very nice, there were mix ups with our reservations and they do nothing to try and...

Thank SYBoone
Cincinnatus, New York
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is a wonderful park to go and spend the day. There are multiple beach areas for you to sun bathe,collect shells, or whatever water sport you choose. There are several picnic areas for your use also. You can also tour parts of the fort and you can take a ferry to Shell Island or Egmont Island. Plenty of choices...

Thank Darlene P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of the campsites had incredible views of the water (ours didn't). Look on the map to make sure you get one of those. It will help make up for the fact that you can't have an open fire or alcohol.

1Thank Kdec_austin
Pittsford, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked through historic Fort to see the Cannon Mortors and review history. The Beach had a large pier where there were lots of fisherman. Found lots of Sand Dollars walking up and down the Beach. Although there were posted signs prohibiting it there were still some nude bathers at the end of the Beach. Make sure you prepare small children...

Thank Ed W
Kissimmee, Florida
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Beautiful campground with electric and water hookup . Booked 6 months in advance and was so worth it despite the cold front right on the night we arrived . Every site has a grill and picnic table . Our site , 72 was big enough that it won't feel too crowded even with 2 cars parked on the site ....

Thank williego1965
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Our Christmas vacation was to St Petersburg Florida. We found Fort Desota camp ground on trip advisor. We did not camp here but certainly took advantage of their beautiful beach. There is no better way to spend Christmas day than soaking in the sun on the gorgeous snow white beach. We visited both beaches but the best is the north...

Thank Cheryl K
Plymouth, Indiana
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Even though this park is always stuffed it never seems too busy or crowded. Campsites are well organized with plenty of privacy. If you can't get a reservation keep in mind they hold ten percent back and those become available on Friday mornings at 7am eastern time when booked online. Good bathrooms too. No cell service at campsites but can...

2Thank lrltshw
Springfield, Missouri
Reviewed 28 December 2016

There are many low hanging trees and the roads are tight. But they are clear enough for your rig. Sand every where. We had trouble receiving Dish service without a 200' cable. These are not complaints, only warnings. Please don't complain because you thought this was something else. The sites were well shaded. I sit outside most of the time....

2Thank Randy B
Wesley Chapel, Florida
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Excellent, beautiful camp sites with very clean bathroom and shower facilities(w/hot water). Camped by beach. What an experience for a novice family. Camp site was very clean and well maintained. Plenty of room to park cars and set up tents. Beach was clean and the views were breathtaking. Well maintained bike paths around the island.

1Thank Lalani94
Davenport, Florida
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Yes this is a nice park, but I do not understand what all the excitement is about? The sites are small and close the roads are narrow. Unless you have a water site forget getting you kayaks in the water with ease, you will have to travel to a boat launch. The rangers are nice and the volunteers are amazing....

3Thank Tamara T

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Additional Information about Fort de Soto Park Campground

Address: 3500 Pinellas Bayway, St. Petersburg, FL
Region: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Number of rooms: 241
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“Why this review shows up on Hotels I don't know. I used the search and it sent me here. This is a campground review.”
 of 5 bubbles 72randyb, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“book early”
 of 5 bubbles Lalani94, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Staying on the water was enjoyable for us”
 of 5 bubbles kevinr579, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“check the website for spots with good water views”
 of 5 bubbles frankl380, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“1-85 are for tents and popups”
 of 5 bubbles 139edc, 12 May 2016 | Read review
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