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Davenport, Florida
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Yes this is a nice park, but I do not understand what all the excitement is about? The sites are small and close the roads are narrow. Unless you have a water site forget getting you kayaks in the water with ease, you will have to travel to a boat launch. The rangers are nice and the volunteers are amazing.... More 

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Waverly, Iowa
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We stayed at the campground in August 2016. Thankfully, we had a pop-up camper with air conditioning as Florida weather this time of year is brutally hot. Occasional rain showers and sweltering heat would make tent camping difficult. Of course, the weather is not the fault of the campground. Just be prepared. Overall, the campground was good - bathrooms were... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great visit. JC at the front desk offered great local directions and local suggestions for cuisine. Beach was well taken care of and extremely clean. Great people and great campsite options. Coming back soon.

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Darien, Georgia
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Another good visit to Fort Desoto Campground. Third year in a row and still a favorite place. We were on the west side of loop one. Not much breeze but still bearable.The kids loved the kayaking and fishing. Ants were all over the place and the raccoons were worse this year.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful campground Plenty to do if you love the ocean. Pricey but memorable. No sewer but big sites, several pull thru. Has section for tents one for pets and one to handle he largest RV. Beaches close by, even a dog beach. No license to fish from either pier.

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Lakeland
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

A wonderful campground, some sites just for pets, campground store, plentiful shower houses, hot water, clean park even after storms. Friendly staff. Your campground receipt gets you into all 4 beaches for free. Privacy between lots.

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We learned of Fort DeSoto Park Campground and decided to take a day trip during our recent trip to Tampa. What a gem, will try to return with our RV sometime in the next year. The proximity to the gulf beaches is wonderful. We toured Fort DeSoto, had lunch at the beach snack hut and truly enjoyed the afternoon in... More 

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Venice, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Had a wonderful 2 night stay here! Beautiful campsites, several beach areas, good biking, great walking, kayaking...you name it! If you camp and like the beach, this is a MUST!! Reserve early! This experience is a combination of camping/rv'ing, relaxing beach time, outdoor recreation, and historic touring.

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Terrell, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We were there from June 20 though July 2 for our honeymoon we drove from Dallas tx overall was a very nice camp and very nice beach the sites are semi private power and water on all sites and a camp store bath and showers were all nice and a plus they have laundry now the bad. The beach is... More 

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Highland, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the dog beach over our spring break at Fort de Soto Park. Our four legged family members enjoyed running around meeting new friends. Beautiful beach with a friendly atmosphere among beach goers. We spotted dolphins swimming just off the shore and collected many sea shells. Bring some change for the toll road near the park. This state park... More 

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Additional Information about Fort de Soto Park Campground

Address: 3500 Pinellas Bayway, St. Petersburg, FL
Region: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Number of rooms: 241
Also Known As:
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“Staying on the water was enjoyable for us”
 of 5 bubbles kevinr579, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“check the website for spots with good water views”
 of 5 bubbles frankl380, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“1-85 are for tents and popups”
 of 5 bubbles 139edc, 12 May 2016 | Read review
“View the site maps offered on the website to see the layout and which sites are waterfront and allow motorhomes, etc.”
 of 5 bubbles storiem, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“There are several beach areas, so exploring the park is part of the fun.”
 of 5 bubbles mjudd448, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
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