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?
Hernando de Soto brought the first herd of pigs to Florida in 1539 to provide food for his expedition. Many pigs escaped and flourished in the wild. Their descendents cause havoc in yards, golf courses, and fields in many parts of the state. Visit De Soto National Memorial, Bradenton, Florida. More...