Fees & Passes

No entrance pass required

An entrance pass is not required to access De Soto National Memorial.

Other National Park Service sites may require an entrance pass or fee. Depending on your trip plans, an interagency pass may save you money.

2024 Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Come experience the national parks! All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone (other fees may apply). Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates:


Park Entrance Fee

De Soto National Memorial is a free fee National Park site. We do not require any passes, or entrance fees for the visitor center or park's special events or activities. For information on park's activities please call 941-792-0458.

De Soto National Memorial would love to have your group or tour come visit the park. To schedule your visit we ask you please contact us at least two weeks in advance to better tailor your group's experience by calling 941-792-0458 or email us!
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America the Beautiful Public Lands Passes

De Soto National Memorial is a free fee park, so we do not require any of the America the Beautiful Passes for entrance. If you plan on visiting any fee collecting parks you may purchase any of the America The Beautiful Public Lands Passes at the first fee collection station you encounter. Passes are not available to be issued or purchased at De Soto National Memorial.

To pre-purchase passes please visit the USGS America the Beautiful Website for all of your needs.
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All park programing that requires a reservation (Ranger Led Kayak Tours, Junior Ranger Day Camps, De Soto Rancho Fishing Clinics, Escape Uzita, De Soto After Dark) require a purchase of a ticket through Recreation.Gov. Users must create an account with Recreation.Gov to make reservations and purchase tickets. One ticket per participant is required. A one time non-refundable service fee of $1.00 will be charged per ticket purchase. All tickets and reservation are made and handled through Recreation.Gov. Please click here to visit De Soto National Memorial's site on Recreation.Gov

Last updated: December 5, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy
Bradenton, FL 34209


941 792-0458 x105

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