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Old 07-13-2014, 07:14 PM   #1
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Fort Desoto Park, St Petersburg, Fl

Can anyone tell me about staying at Fort Desoto Park in St Petersburg, Fl with a big rig? Pros & Cons.

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Old 07-13-2014, 07:42 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Dapperdan View Post
Can anyone tell me about staying at Fort Desoto Park in St Petersburg, Fl with a big rig? Pros & Cons.
We stay at Fort Desoto for long weekend about 4 - 5 time a year but we are only 35 ft. long and still rub the sides on some of the back in sites. Once in, there is plenty of space for longer RVs and they supply water and 50 amp service. What I would not recommend are the pull thru site which tend to be narrow.

If you go to their web site, you'll be able to get a pictorial of each spot along with the actual dimensions and you'll see that most have the depth to accommodate you. It's a nice park surrounded by water, with separate areas for campers with pets and a different section which does not allow animals.

Along with the fee, you will also have free access to the entire park, beaches, and the fort.

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I have not brought my MH there yet but I did drive thru there last year in my truck. Many of the sites seemed to be very tight with lots of foliage and brush near the road and site boundaries. There were a couple of DP's there so it can be done and we will go later this year but to me the whole camping area seemed very closed in. It is a nice park however and very popular.
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I have stayed there, it is sectioned for dog owners and non dog owners we were in a 24' Jayco pulled with a long bed xtened cab Silverado. A nice park but it was dusty (maybe it is paved now) I think it is expensive (but being retired I am CHEAP) but if you use the Pinellis (sp) bike trail it may be worth it.

We like Hillsborough River SP over near Zephyr (Tampa) Hills better
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Many of the sites themselves are large enough, it's just getting into them that can be a challenge. The interior roads ( at least in the pet section) are pretty tight with lots of trees.
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I was there last year in a 27' Born Free motorhome. I would NOT try a Class A. The sites are small and interior roads narrow. Slide out would be a problem. Biggest problem is large overhead branches.

The pull thru site offer no relief as they are narrow and have a slight curve.

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Old 07-17-2014, 11:56 AM   #7
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Fort Desoto Park, St Petersburg, Fl

We stayed there a few years ago but it was tight, tight, tight. Took us 20 minutes to get our 40-footer (Class A) squeezed into our site and by the time we'd finished we had a group of 15 people watching who all clapped. Took a few years off my life, that one! Sites themselves were big enough (mostly), but the interior trees were the problem. Lots and lots of old trees, bent branches, low branches etc. There are sites that are easier to fit into, but you have to choose carefully. Don't know if it's improved since our stay, but that was our experience. Other than the squeeze it's a lovely place.

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