Photo Essay: Historic Fort De Soto Park in Tierra Verde, FL


Historic Fort De Soto Park is located just outside the city of St. Petersburg, FL. With 1,136 acres made of five interconnected islands (keys), It’s home to beach plants, mangroves, wetlands, palm hammocks and native plants. The park offers amenities and trails that are used for walking, biking, running and bicycling. It has everything a beach park can offer from beaches, camp grounds and boat ramps.

Pier Sign

Entrance to Historic Fort De Soto Park

Cannon Ball

Spanish – American War Cannon From Egmont Key

For over 400 years, the area of Fort De Soto has attracted a variety of visitors from all over the world and showcases a glimpse of Tampa Bay’s past.

Fort Outside Rooms

Inside a history room

Fort De Soto History Room

More cannons

Two of the four 12 inch M1890-M1 Mortars


White house

View of park

View from the park

Have you ever visited Fort De Soto Park in Tierra Verde, FL? If so, what did you enjoy the best?

Happy Travels ~ Ruthie