First, try the park office: 727-552-1862 – or alert any staff member in the park
Use Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission’s Wildlife Assistance Hotline: 888-404-3922 for birds OR other animals
List from St. Petersburg Audubon Society, please click here
Fort De Soto Park is open from sunrise to sunset. The fishing piers remain open until 11 pm.
Beside the westernmost area of the Bay Pier parking lot.
Call 727-582-2100 or reserve online here
Beach wheelchairs are available on a first-come; first-served basis. Ask about availability at the toll booth.
Call 727-582-2267 to make a reservation, or reserve online here
A PLACE AT FORT DE SOTO PARK… If you have thought you would like to honor someone, or leave a memorial, or mark some other life event at the Park, you can do it by purchasing a brick for the circle around the flag pole at park headquarters. For details please click here.
If you live outside Pinellas County you can make a reservation 6 months in advance. If you are a Pinellas County resident, you may reserve 7 months in advance.
Campground fees are seasonal. For a detailed chart please click here.
Friends of Fort De Soto Inc. has purchased group licenses for the fishing piers, so there is no charge to fish off of the fishing piers. A current Florida fishing license is required for fishing in all other areas of the park.
Boat Ramp Pay Stations: daily parking fee: $6 with trailer, vehicle parking without a trailer is $5.
The state of Florida has 2 toll booths on Pinellas Bayway approaching the park. One costs 75 cents and the other is a 50 cent toll. The $5 per vehicle parking fee at Fort De Soto is collected by Pinellas County.
For the full story on the fort, please click here.
It is a protected habitat area for shorebirds. Look here for more information.
No. Alcohol is not allowed in Fort De Soto Park.