Campground Accommodations & Amenities
- 238 campsites
- 17 pull-through sites
- Waterfront sites (along seawall)
- Pets allowed (in sites 86-164 only)
- All sites include water, electric with 30 to 50 amp service, picnic table and charcoal grill
- Modern restrooms with showers and laundry facilities
- Dump stations
- Camp store
The amply-sized campsites are made with a gravel bed and most have a small grassy area near the seawall. Mature trees and lush foliage create privacy between sites, but some sites have more shade than others. When you make your reservation online, there is a picture of each site to help make your decision easier. However, don't be too picky and wait too long, while campsites may be booked six months in advance, they are often booked soon after becoming available. Some campsites are reserved by the park for walk-ins, but those are often snatched up quickly as well (particularly on Friday nights for the weekend).
Perhaps the only down side to this campground is its distance to the beaches and other recreation available at Fort DeSoto. We're talking miles here. Even the great fenced-in "Paws Playground" as well as a pet-friendly beach are a good distance from the campground. So, if you don't have a car available, then bicycles are nearly a must. Bring your own or they can be rented at the campground.
Information and Directions
3500 Pinellas Bayway South
Tierra Verde, FL 33715
Camp Office Phone: 727-893-9185
Reservations: Online at Pinellas County's Park Reservations
or phone 727-582-2267 (9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) for more information.
Rates are $30.00/night for tents, vans and pop-ups (sites 1-85) and $35.00/night for RVs and trailers (sites 86-236). Add $1.00 for waterfront premium, $2.50 seasonal fee (January through April), 5% Tourist Development Tax and 7% State Sales Tax.
Directions: Fort DeSoto Park Campground is located on St. Jean Key along the Mullet Key Bayou in Fort DeSoto Park. Take I-275/Hwy 19, Exit 17 Pinellas Bayway/54th Avenue So./Hwy 682. Turn left on Pinellas Bayway/Hwy 679 and follow to Fort DeSoto Park. The campground will be on your right.