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

Junior Ranger Summer Camps

Summer Blockbuster Junior Ranger Camps

Come out and be a part of the biggest camps this Summer. Junior Ranger Day camps for ages 6-10.

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! Come out and pick on April 20-21 for Earth Day and earn a prize!

Free Ranger Led Kayak Tours throughout the Summer

Free Ranger Led Kayak Tours

Join us for free Ranger led kayak tours on May 10, Friday,Saturday, and Sunday mornings at 9:30. Call 941-792-0458 for information and RSVP.

Catch a fish at De soto

Summer De Soto Rancho Fishing Clinics

Come out and learn to Fish. Our next camps are June 21, July 1,19,29 & August 17, 24. Visit our page for info.

Last updated: May 27, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy
Bradenton, FL 34209


(941) 792-0458 x105

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