FYI:Signing up on Friday basically means you plan to join Friday as well as Saturday
CAMPERS CAN PADDLE WHENEVER THEY WANT FRIDAY THERE WILL BE NO SCHEDULED FRIDAY PADDLE-the site doesnt let me not post a time
OUR SCHEDULED PADDLE WILL BE SAT DEC 1 AT 10 AM-launch details below-(see Saturday posting for the map to the launch) SATURDAY-We will launch at exactly 4 miles after turning onto SR 679 on the right. This is a great put in spot that allows for multiple cars.
Campers can paddle there to meet the group--look for Anne
Come to Fort Desoto for a weekend of fun! We will paddle to Shell Island with its wonderful white sandy beach, as well as in and around the bay and through the mangroves. Most of the water in the park is relatively shallow and protected and provides shelter for dolphins, manatees, wading birds, shorebirds, snook, mullet, redfish, trout, and scores of other varieties of wild creatures.
I have reserved a campsite 42 on the water for FRIDAY and SAT nights-and we can all hang out and take some impromptu paddles throughout the day - plus play corn hole and other games-take some walks and check out the park. I will arrive Friday at 4PM to campsite.
Kayak Explorers are welcome to come and hang out whether they camp or not.
For joiners who want to camp there are still some sites available-To reserve your own site go to the site below and click the Reserve by date on the left under Reservations.
SITES AVAILABLE: Site 41 which is across from mine is available - as well as sites[masked] look good and are on the water-click reserve on the site and it shows you a photo of it...book yours now as its rare to get a site at De Soto.
Go online to www.fortdesoto.com for a detailed history of the park, activities, maps, etc.
Directions:Fort DeSoto Park is located at 3500 Pinellas Bayway South, Tierra Verde, FL 33715.
Note: There are some bridge tolls-so bring some cash for them.
6 people on a campsite
Check in time 1 pm
check out time 11 am
curfew 10 PM
front gate entrance locked from 9 pm to 5:30 pm
to get the combination lock # call the Pinellas Cty Sheriffs office at[masked]