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
An Epic Journey into the New World
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.
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
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.
New Events Calendar for 2107/2018
All of the up and coming events and programs at De Soto National Memorial
Come Out and Pick the Park!
Come out and become a De Soto Park Picker and earn unique prizes and gear!
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