Located on 1136 acres of coastal lovely, Fort De Soto Campground is the creme de la creme of the Gulf Coast and one of the only sites on this coast that offers waterfront beach camping. This huge campground is geared to the nines with modern amenities and has activities for everyone. For families and beach bums check out the multiple pristine beaches & the old military fort. Adventurers & photographers, Egmont Key comes highly recommended. Take the ferry from the park and visit this oasis of palm stalks and concrete ruins.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
236 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Wind sports
Wildlife watching


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Hipcamper Adventures of
Adventures Of F.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 28th, 2015

If you want a fire/firewood I suggest stopping at Publix first. $10 a bundle here (Death Valley prices :-0)! Also there aren't any fire pits so you have to rent one for $3/night and they hold a $20 deposit on your card until it's returned.

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Hipcamper Jimmy
Jimmy F.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 22nd, 2015

Make sure you explore Egmont Key while camping here. It's a short $20 ferry ride that leaves from the Bay Pier. Ferry leaves promptly at 10am during the longer days and they're now offering an afternoon trip at 2pm. Weekdays are best to beat the crowds.

Egmont Key is a great place to explore. It's a quick $20 ferry ride from Fort Desoto's Bay Pier. Leaves promptly at 10am so get there early. It's worth every penny.Lots and lots of wildlife at Fort Desoto. Home of many birds of prey like this osprey. Bald Eagles, red-tailed Hawks, and great horned owls can also be found here.Fort Desoto seen from Hubbard's Marina ferry on the way to Egmont Key.
Hipcamper Alyssa
Alyssa M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 7th, 2017

This campground is beautiful but it can be a little noisy and overcrowded. My husband and I took our dog on a walk and came back to find that our kayak paddles had been stolen. It's a nice place to camp and there is a dog beach but lock up your valuables and DO NOT leave anything unattended.

This is the dog beach accessible from the park. Most of the dogs there are off leash so be warned if your dog does not play well with others!Kayaking in Tampa BayView from the top of the fortBeach access from the park
Hipcamper Ken
Ken V.
recommends this listing.
February 13th, 2019

Kayak from your site. But booked long in advance and not many pet friendly sites.

Hipcamper Tony
Tony B.
recommends this listing.
March 25th, 2019

This is my favorite place to camp It is so hard to get sites but worth it

Fort De Soto Park CampgroundWhats not to love about Fort Desoto Camping right on the water
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March 7th, 2017
Hipcamper Christine  V.
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February 13th, 2017
Fort De Soto Park
United States
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(727) 582-2267
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27.641° N, 82.737° W
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 236 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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