Originally Posted by nikita
We have been to Ft. DeSoto, it is in St. Petersburg, FL. It is a fabulous park, it is a County Park, Pinellas County. You can camp right on the water, but there are no swimming signs all over the place. You could put a kayak or canoe in there, but not swimming. We would drive down to the "proper" swimming beach every day, it will be free for you - and well worth it!!
Have been trying to get into Fort DeSoto ... fortunately they just implemented a change & cancellation fee policy so hopefully those Pinellas residents that would book 1 month before everyone else & then cancel last minute without penalty will stop doing that so the rest of us can get in.
Dog park on the water was full of sludge so it was tough to even wade out to fish, seawall in the non dog trailer part of the park was ok fishing but nothing to swim from. Great beach just a short drive away (or bike ride).
Wish Pinellas / Clearwater would put in some decent campgrounds ... instead we end up in Pasco, Hernando or Hillsborough last minute trips....