Fort De Soto Park

Pinellas County's five keys

Fort De Soto Park (also known as Fort Desoto Park) lets nature-lovers bask in 900 untouched acres of land and seven miles of pristine beaches. Encompassing a truly unique area, this park is actually a collection of five keys - Madelaine, St. Jean, St. Christopher, Bonne Fortune and Mullet. Named after Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto, the park draws 2.7 million visitors annually.

Outdoor Focus

Fort De Soto Park has outdoor recreation of almost every kind:

Area Attractions

Area Events


John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, in Madeira Beach, has plenty of restaurants and bars to keep your nights eventful.


The 235 family camping sites with grills, water, electricity, washers, dryers, modern restrooms and showers make this an affordable and comfortable place to vacation. Youth camping is available for organized groups. If camping isn't your style, the De Soto County Chamber of Commerce has plenty of Florida vacation ideas.

Need to Know

Nature and history combine to make Fort De Soto a quiet refuge. If you're ready to check out the cannons, we've got plenty of Fort De Soto getaway ideas to help you get there.

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