Fort DeSoto Campground was one of my favorite campgrounds in Florida. It was hard to leave and we will be back for sure.
Fort De Soto Park Campground has 238 single-family campsites and is located on an island in a beautiful 1,136-acre park in the Tampa Bay Area. After spending two months on the Florida Keys, we were ready to experience something different, and I am so glad that I came across a reel on Instagram about Fort DeSoto Campground. I instantly fell in love with all the vegetation this park offers, and I could not wait to camp in this fantastic park.
How to reserve a site in Fort Desoto Campground?
Campsite reservations are available by phone or through the Pinellas County website. You can reserve a campsite up to six months in advance unless you are a county resident. Residents of Pinellas County can reserve one month sooner than anyone else.
If you are a last-minute camper – like us – you can use an online service Wandering Labs or Campnab, that will notify you of cancellations. I love using this fantastic service. We could grab an eight and a five-night stay at Fort DeSoto just a few weeks before our arrival.
During the winter season in Florida state/county and RV parks stay booked. This particular park stays fully booked as well. But people DO cancel last minute, and you can take advantage of those cancellations with the above-mentioned services.
Both sites we stayed on at Fort Desoto were excellent.
One was a pull-through site (#144), and a waterfront site (#129). See below.
Fort DeSoto offers three different areas for campers. One for campers with pets, one for campers with no pets and larger rigs, and one for tent campers and small rigs. All three areas are equally beautiful. The campground has partial hookup sites and has access to a dump station.
Bathhouses are nice and clean, and each bathhouse has a washer and dryer on site.
Fort Desoto Campground
Rating: 5-star campground
Rig Size: Accommodates tents to large rigs
Price Range: $38-42/night, max 14 nights stay
While in Fort DeSoto, there are many activities one can do in the area. Suppose you can reserve a waterfront site- then you will be able to launch your kayak or paddleboard from your site ( unless your site is on the seawall).
You could visit the St.Petersburg area, spend time on some of America’s most beautiful beaches, fish on the Pier, or relax at the campground.
We loved our stay at Fort DeSoto. Fabulous campground with large private sites surrounded with lush vegetation and wildlife.
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