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Fort De Soto Park, Tierra Verde

4.6
#8 of 184 in Nature in Florida
Spread over five islands connected by bridges and causeways, Fort De Soto Park has pearl-white beaches, green surroundings, and a fort with a small museum. Go swimming, canoeing, hiking, cycling, or simply rest. Dip your feet in the water or try fishing at the two piers, where you can also buy fishing supplies. A snack bar is at the fort. You can camp in the park, which attracts more than 2.7 million visitors annually. With our international travel planner, Tierra Verde attractions like Fort De Soto Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Ask for a map when you pay $5 parking fee. Stop at info station talking to the friendly Informational Volunteer. Stop at the museum to learn a little history. East beach has a children’s play ground a...  more »
  • This park has the only off-lease dog beach in the area. The beach is clean and everyone who pays the $5.00 entry fee seems to understand the necessity to clean up after their pet. Our dogs enjoyed run...  more »
  • A great place with nice sandy beaches, bike paths and a paradise for birdwatchers. Also see dolphins and manatees. Have swum with them too close. There are rental bicycles and canoes, and you can also rent the fixed barbecue places. You have to book in advance via the Internet. There are two smaller places that sell burgers etc, best, however, is to make your own packed lunch!
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