An Epic Journey into the New World

In May 1539, Conquistador Hernando de Soto’s army of soldiers, hired mercenaries, craftsmen and clergy made landfall in Tampa Bay. They were met with fierce resistance of indigenous people protecting their homelands. De Soto’s quest for glory and gold would be a four year, four thousand mile odyssey of intrigue, warfare, disease, and discovery that would form the history of the United States. Read More

Free Ranger Led Kayak Tours throughout the Summer

Free Ranger Led Kayak Tours

Join us for free Ranger led kayak tours Friday,Saturday, and Sunday mornings at 9:30. Call 941-792-0458 for information and RSVP.

Jr Ranger Camp 2018

Junior Ranger Camp 2018

Jr Ranger Summer Camp 2018 signup will be May 1st through 6th. Camps will be May 29th-June 1st and June 12th-15th. Call 941-792-0458

#Findyourpark At the De Soto Festival Grand Parade

De Soto Heritage Festival Grand Parade

Come out and support your local National Park at the De Soto Heritage Festival Grand Parade on Saturday April 28th at 6:30 pm.

Events Calendar

New Events Calendar for 2107/2018

All of the up and coming events and programs at De Soto National Memorial

De Soto Park Picker Program

Come Out and Pick the Park!

Come out and become a De Soto Park Picker and earn unique prizes and gear!

Catch a fish at De soto

De Soto Ranchero Fishing Clinics

Come out and learn to Fish, Florida Style at the De Soto Rancho Fishing Camp! Call 941-792-0458 for Information

Last updated: April 18, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy
Bradenton, FL 34209


(941) 792-0458 x105

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