Historic, picturesque, natural and recreational Fort De Soto Park wherevisitors can swim, picnic, fish, bike, birdwatch, camp,boat and much more.Fort De Soto Park is a chain of five interconnectedislands, or keys, providing 1,136 acres of beautifulparkland and beach. A source of great pride for #Pinellas County, the park hosts more than threemillion visitors per year.
to historic, picturesque, natural and
recreational Fort De Soto Park where
visitors can swim, picnic, fish, bike, birdwatch, camp,
boat and much more.
Fort De Soto Park is a chain of five interconnected
islands, or keys, providing 1,136 acres of beautiful
parkland and beach. A source of great pride for
Pinellas County, the park hosts more than three
million visitors per year.
Metal detecting is only permitted on the sandy beach
area, however, it excludes any shorebird habitat. Any
holes dug must be filled with sand.
Park rangers are on duty until 11 p.m. to assist you.
For assistance after hours, call the Pinellas County
Sheriff â€™s Office at (727) 582-6200.
Bridge tolls go to the Florida Department of
Transportation; fees do not support the park.
A $5 parking fee is collected at the entrance station
approximately one mile into the park. Automated pay
stations are also located throughout the park. Annual
parking passes are available for purchase. If you have a
valid Disabled Parking Permit/Tag, you are not required
to pay the daily or annual fee. A fee is not collected
from persons entering the park on foot or by bicycle.
Lifeguards on duty April - September. For your own safety,
swim ONLY in designated areas.
North Beach and East Beach Picnic Areas*
Picnic shelter reservations may be made for any
size group up to one year in advance at
www.pinellascounty.org/park or by calling (727) 582-2100,
select 0â€ from phone menu.
Arrowhead Family Picnic Area and Nature Trail*
No motor homes, trailers or buses allowed.
1,000-foot Gulf Pier and 500-foot Bay Pier*
Both piers equipped with bait, tackle and food concessions.
Gulf Pier: (727) 864-9937 and Bay Pier: (727) 864-3345
Built in 1898. Self-guided historical trail. Fort history and
park literature available at the fort and at park headquarters.
Quartermaster Storehouse Museum
Reconstructed army building from 1905. Historical
information on display.
Family Camping Area