Coming Soon

We are re-vamping the Friends of Fort De Soto website!

Our Mission

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.

Visit Fort De Soto

  • Camp at Fort De Soto
  • Visit the Historic Fort
  • Bring your dog and visit the Dog Beach
  • Go birding!
  • The Park now has four beach accessible wheel chairs that are free to use.


What Our Visitors Are Saying

April 3, 2016

We Love Fort De Soto. It’s worth the trip. It’s more than worth the very small fee you pay to get in. Like none other! We saw manatees swim up to our kayaks, Dolphins while fishing, stingrays, and even a shark swim by. Squirrels, blue crabs, stone crabs, flounder, speckled trout, mullet and even a few ornery raccoons. The beaches are natural and when you look around you don’t see hotels, you see palm trees and nature. Very friendly & knowledgeable staff and volunteers. I truly can’t say enough of this little gift from heaven. It’s our lil escape from the Pittsburgh snow.

Natalie Gordon
April 11, 2016

Most outstanding beach, most magnificent wildlife, first-rate park! This is my happy Place! The Friends of Fort De Soto Facebook page is my favorite!

Fantastic effort!

Many thanks for all the news, photographs, and positive vibes!

Ann Doe
December 22, 2015

If there’s a Heaven on Earth, it’s located at Fort Desoto!! My favorite place to be while on vacation. So much to do (or not do), so much to see… just bring a beach towel and your flip flops and enjoy!

Madison Stamper

Map of Fort De Soto