Desoween V Trail of Haunted Legends

VIP Sarah Smith as the Haunted Bride

Park Photot

Subscribe RSS Icon | What is RSS
News Release Date: October 11, 2012

Contact: Ranger Ben Sims, 941-792-0458 ext 102

Contact: Ranger Dan Stephens, 941-792-0458 ext 107

October 2012

Desoween V, Trail of Haunted Legends:

A Family Friendly Spooky Hike
Come to De Soto National Memorial on October 27th from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm for a family friendly spooky trail walk. Experience a unique and educational Halloween event for all ages. This event and all activities are free to the public. So bring the kids in their costumes and have them try them out before trick or treating. Desoween will feature:

The Trail of Haunted Legends — Come out and join intrepid explorers and rangers as they investigate Florida's greatest mysteries. Rangers think they may have located De Soto's fabled gold ship that sunk in Tampa Bay. But, beware of the haunted guardians of some of Florida's best known myths and legends like the dreaded Skunk Ape, who will try to stop any who enter the woods. Will you strike it rich or will you fade away and become another story for the Trail of Haunted Legends.

Family Friendly — all activities at DeSoween are designed with a family atmosphere in mind and are free. Our events are suitable for children and adults of all ages.

Event admission and all activities are free. Event hours are 6:30p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All activities are subject to change due to weather.

DeSoto National Memorial is located at: 8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy, Bradenton at the Northern terminus of 75th street West. I-75 exit 220 SR-64 Manatee Ave.




The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.

Last updated: April 14, 2015

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy
Bradenton, FL 34209


(941) 792-0458 x105

Contact Us