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
De Soto Ranchero Fishing Clinics
Come out and learn to Fish. Our next camps are 10/15, 11/20, 12/26, 1/2, 2/18, 3/25, 3/28. Visit our page for info.
Check Out Our Rules for Pet Visits
While De Soto National Memorial is pet friendly, it is not an off leash site. Please check out our rules for a safe and friendly pet visit.
Visit De Soto's New YouTube Channel
Visit our park's new YouTube Channel where we will post movies and videos about the park and its activities.
Last updated: October 11, 2018