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 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...