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

De Soto Rancho Fishing Clinic

The Return of the De Soto Rancho!

De Soto Fishing Rancho returns! Free Fishing Clinics throughout the Summer. Call 941-792-0458 ext. 105 for details.

Ranger Led Kayak Tour August Signups!

Ranger Led Kayak Tour Aug. Tour Signups

Join us for free Ranger led kayak tours! Signups begin August 1, for Sep. 10,11,12,24,25,26 call 941-792-0458 ext. 105 to RSVP

Many Topics from fishing to History

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Join us on Facebook and YouTube for Ranger programs on fishing, history, and nature.

Last updated: July 31, 2021

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8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy
Bradenton, FL 34209


(941) 792-0458 x105

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