Question about Fort De Soto Park Campground

everett asked on 4/2/2021

Can you swim at Fort De Soto Park?

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Answered on 4/2/2021:

Kayak to the beaches, or maybe even better yet bike to the beaches. I personally would not swim at the campsite or campground.
Bill & Jeri RV Travels
Palm Coast, FL
35' Keystone 2019 Montana 3121RL
Ford 2018 F350 Lariat 4x4 SRW Diesel
51 reviews

Answered on 4/2/2021:

Yes, there beautiful beaches in the park where you can swim, etc.
Deb
TN
19' Roadtrek SS Agile
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Answered on 4/2/2021:

Yes and no. I would not swim at the campground but there are several beaches within the park. You can drive to them or ride a bike on excellent bike paths.
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Answered on 4/2/2021:

At the campground, no, but they have several wonderful beaches within the park, a short drive or bike ride - no extra cost if you display your campground tag.
James
Taylorsville, KY
30' Palomino RV 2020 Solaire
Ford F-250 Diesel
17 reviews

Answered on 4/2/2021:

You have to drive over to the ocean for an actual beach but it’s only about a mile away. We put our kayaks in right from our campsite and was very shallow on our side so I think you would be able to swim there. However you would need to check their rules regarding swimming from the campground to see if it is allowed
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Answered on 4/2/2021:

You can swim at the beach at the park up the road from the campground. The water off the campground is shallow and grassy but great to sit your chair in and relax. People do get wet in the water yet the beach up the street is beautiful.

Answered on 4/2/2021:

In the campground lagoons? No...oyster beds and wildlife make that difficult but the paddling is great. But the park beyond the campground has miles of beautiful sand beaches on Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
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Answered on 4/2/2021:

Yes - very shallow waters around the park.