De Soto National Memorial offers special events and programs year round. To ensure that you maximize your enjoyment of the park resources, please use the options in the drop down menu "Plan Your Visit" for more information and prepare for your visit.
De Soto National Memorial Fishing Rancho clinics are Back!Starting in June the De Soto Rancho Fishing Clinics are back. this free fishing clinic is available to children and adult ages seven and up. Come out and learn from our park staff about tackle, gear, casting, knots, and regulations. Then we take you out fishing to test your skills in the waters around the park. Clinic dates are:
Living History At Camp Uzita
History comes alive at De Soto National Memorial. From Thursday through Sunday, we offer living history programs and demonstrations. Programs are offered at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, & 2:00 PM. throughout the day the camp will have touch artifacts, and European armor that you can pick up or try on. The 2019-2020 living history season runs from December 2 through April 17. Programs are different every day and every hour.
Certain weekends throughout the season special groups and programs will occur, check our social media sites for program schedules and updates. All programs at De Soto National Memorial are subject to cancellation due to severe weather. Please consult your local weather app's and news before planning your visit. For all inquiries, please call 941-792-0458.
Become a B.A.R.K. Ranger at De Soto National Memorial
The B.A.R.K. Ranger program introduces visitors to responsible behavior on the park’s trails and encourages the community to explore and learn more about this great resource with their dogs.
Last updated: May 21, 2021