1 Park near Tierra Verde, Florida
Sep 2015 - $35.00
This was our first stay at this park and we were very pleased. Our site was very long and narrow with a grill and large picnic table. Cell phone reception (AT&T) was spotty and reception with Dish unpredictable due to trees. Our site backed up to water, but was pretty much obscured by the mangroves. Being FL in August we were pleasantly surprised to be fairly mosquito free. The beaches were nice, uncrowded and we traveled all of the park on our bikes. Dog walking was not a problem and there were several areas in the pet section where you could get additional bags if needed. We are looking forward to returning again. - User340
Jul 2015 - $45.00
Overall, I thought Fort De Soto Campground was pretty cool, but I have a few complaints. First of all, we reserved a "water front" campsite. Technically our site backed up to the water, but there was a row of hedges that were about 7 feet tall that basically blocked the entire view of the water, so it was worthless.
Secondly, I was there in a 45' big rig, and I would say this park is not really designed for a unit that size (although I called in advance and was told it would be fine). I didn't see any others that large, so if you have a big rig, go with caution. The roads and the sites are very tight for a large unit. My cousin was in the site next to us, and he had to go to a hardware store to buy a tool to trim some branches so he'd have enough room to put his slides out.
Other than that, the restroom and shower facilities were clean enough, and the overall state park was pretty nice. We enjoyed our stay there, but I probably wouldn't go back in a big rig. - RedRaider1993
May 2015 - $40.00
Absolutely love this place! We've stayed numerous times with heavily wooded sites right on the water. You always see lots of bird, and on a few occasions, we've had dolphins playing just a bit out from our campsite. Most sites are separated by pretty thick trees that provide decent privacy.
The park has one of the top 10 rated beaches in the U.S., which is probably a mile long with no buildings. It is only 10 minutes from St. Pete Beach, which is full of restaurants, touristy junk stores, ice cream shops and a decent grocery store.
You can fish from the seawall right in the campgrounds. There's also a small playground for kids. - Denny Johnson