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  • De Soto Landing Date Has Been Changed to Saturday April 19th

    The Date for the De soto Landing Event on the parks Calendar of Events is wrong. It is listed as April 20th. The event has moved to Saturday April 19th as originally planned. The times of the landing remain the same at 10am and 1pm.

Desoween V: Trail of Haunted Legends

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VIP Sarah Smith as the Haunted Bride
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News Release Date: October 11, 2012
Contact: Ranger Ben Sims, 941-792-0458 ext 102
Contact: Ranger Dan Stephens, 941-792-0458 ext 107

October 2012

Desoween V, Trail of Haunted Legends:

A Family Friendly Spooky Hike
Come to De Soto National Memorial on October 27th from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm for a family friendly spooky trail walk. Experience a unique and educational Halloween event for all ages. This event and all activities are free to the public. So bring the kids in their costumes and have them try them out before trick or treating. Desoween will feature:

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 6:30p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All activities are subject to change due to weather.

DeSoto National Memorial is located at: 8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy, Bradenton at the Northern terminus of 75th street West. I-75 exit 220 SR-64 Manatee Ave.

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