Desoween V: Trail of Haunted Legends
Contact: Ranger Ben Sims, 941-792-0458 ext 102
Contact: Ranger Dan Stephens, 941-792-0458 ext 107
Desoween V, Trail of Haunted Legends:
A Family Friendly Spooky Hike
The Trail of Haunted Legends — Come out and join intrepid explorers and rangers as they investigate Florida's greatest mysteries. Rangers think they may have located De Soto's fabled gold ship that sunk in Tampa Bay. But, beware of the haunted guardians of some of Florida's best known myths and legends like the dreaded Skunk Ape, who will try to stop any who enter the woods. Will you strike it rich or will you fade away and become another story for the Trail of Haunted Legends.
Family Friendly — all activities at DeSoween are designed with a family atmosphere in mind and are free. Our events are suitable for children and adults of all ages.
Event admission and all activities are free. Event hours are to 8:30 p.m. All activities are subject to change due to weather.
DeSoto National Memorial is located at:
The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.
Did You Know?
The crossbow was such a fearsome weapon that in 1139 Pope Innocent II outlawed its use among Christians. However, no restriction was placed on its use against non-Christians, including the Native Americans that Hernando de Soto met on his 1539 Expedition to Florida. Visit De Soto National Memorial. More...