Welcome Friends of Fort De Soto!

Our mission is to provide community support for the preservation and improvement of Fort De Soto Park, through volunteer efforts and financial contributions. Our focus is to promote public awareness of the Park’s magnificent natural environment and special facilities, and to increase public awareness of the need for historical and environmental preservation and conservation.

Fort De Soto Park is a breath-takingly beautiful group of small islands in the Gulf of Mexico at the mouth of Tampa Bay. We want to share its beauty and history with fans around the world. Join us!

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The Fort De Soto Campground can best be described as an outdoor waterfront resort hotel, with sites to accommodate all types of campers, and the campground is ADA compliant. There’s even a section that allows for the family dog to enjoy the camping trip.


The Friends of Fort De Soto Park relies on our volunteers, membership dues and donations to support the Park. If you enjoy the park and want to see it continue to be one of the most beautiful beaches anywhere, please consider helping us in our efforts to support the park.