Fees & Reservations
De Soto National Memorial is free to the public. Donations are accepted and help support park operations.
Groups tours to the park are welcome free of charge. However, groups tours should register at least 30 days in advance by calling (941)792-0458.
The new America the Beautiful park passes will be available at De Soto National Memorial starting January 2, 2007. Please call (941)792-0458, ext. 105, to confirm availability of passes before you visit the park. To learn more about the pass program, please click here.
We sell National Public Lands passes: Senior and Access. The National Public Lands Annual Pass is not sold here but is available on the National Parks website or at all National Parks that charge and entrance fee's. Only paper Golden Age and Access Passports may be exchanged free of charge for new plastic passes.
Recreational information for all Federal agencies can be found at www.recreation.gov.
Special Use Fees
De Soto National Memorial does require a fee and a permit for special, one time uses of the park. To learn more about the following special use categories, please contact us with the date, time, and details of your proposed event:
Use of park grounds for commercial activities requires an Incidental Business Permit before any business activity is planned or executed within park grounds. Contact us for details.
Conducting research studies on park grounds also requires a permit before the activity may take place. Contact us with the details of the proposed investigation.
Conducting an activity on park grounds without a permit is an offense that will result in the immediate suspension of the activity and a possible citation.
If you are considering holding you next special event at De Soto National Memorial please download and fill out our Special Use Permit.
Did You Know?
Hernando de Soto died on May 21, 1542, three years after his conquest of La Florida began. His men buried him in the Mississippi River so that Native Americans would not know that he was not the immortal god he claimed to be. His remains have never been found. Visit De Soto National Memorial. More...