Raised timbers were placed eight feet apart for guidance and to allow enough space for wheelchairs to pass side-by-side. Concrete strips placed along the trail alert visitors to the interpretive stations or rest areas. Trail amenities include rest areas with benches and water fountains. Signs with interpretive messages, also recorded on touch-activated speaker boxes, enhance visitors’ experiences by providing helpful information about the nature trail. The Barrier-Free Nature Trail opens the natural world for all visitors to enjoy. The Friends of Fort De Soto, Inc., and the many dedicated volunteers involved in this project, hope you enjoy the trail and visit often.
This trail, as well as other facilities, accommodates most visitors. If you require special assistance or accommodation, please notify a staff member located in the park headquarters building.
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To help our physically challenged friends, The Friends of Fort De Soto, using contributions, has acquired four beach accessible wheel chairs that are free to use. Beach wheelchairs are available on a first-come; first-served basis. Ask about availability at the toll booth.
For more information about Fort De Soto Park, or Friends of Fort De Soto membership, please call (727) 582-2267. Pinellas County Park Department 631 Chestnut Street Clearwater, FL 33756-5336 Phone (727) 464-3347