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.
The view from atop the fort and a little raccoon who was trying to raid the garbage.
Early History of the Fort Desoto Area