An Outstanding Safety Record
De Soto National Record has recorded more than fifteen years of injury free operation. Your assistance in maintaining that outstanding record is requested.Every effort has been made to make the park as safe as possible. However, the use of fire, black powder and other weapons in Camp Uzita require particularly caution, especially with small children who are excited by what they see and sometimes forget safety rules.
The trails and beaches also include potential hazards. Remain on established trails and beaches. Do not disturb animals in the park, nor touch dead fish or animals that occasionally wash up on the beach.
If you detect a potential hazard, please report it to the Visitor Center immediately.
Did You Know?
Tourists visiting De Soto National Memorial in Bradenton, Florida, sent the leaves of the sea grape through the mail as postcards until the U.S. Post Office stopped delivering them in the 1970s. The sea grape leaf was used as writing paper by explorers and early settlers. More...