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

Living History at Camp Uzita

Living History Back At Camp Uzita!

Starting January 6, 2022, living history programs return to De Soto. Programs run Thursday through Sunday from 10-3.

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: December 14, 2021

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8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy
Bradenton , FL 34209


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