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Fort Desoto, near St Petersburg, Florida was named after famed explorer, Hernando De Soto. Construction was completed and the military reservation was officially named on April 4, 1900. Five islands comprise the 900-acre Fort DeSoto Park at the southern tip of the peninsula. It's ideal for family outings or reunions. The county's largest park contains two fishing piers, a campsite, a boat-launching area, an historic site and numerous places to picnic in addition to its impressive waterfront.

Here are a couple different views of some cannons on the site.

The kids in one of the various rooms and an early map.

The view from atop the fort and a little raccoon who was trying to raid the garbage.

Here's some local links:

Early History of the Fort Desoto Area
Fort Desoto County Park Wildlife Viewing
Fort Desoto
Fort Desoto Park & Egmont Key Park
Fort Desoto Canoe Outpost

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my Fort Desoto pictures and will visit the local links to learn more.

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2000 Terri H

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