The fort itself wasn't built until the Spanish American War. It was completed and named after Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto in 1900, then all but abandoned in 1910. A caretaker force was in place until World War II, when it was used as a bombing range for MacDill Air Force Base. All that remains today is one of the two original mortar batteries with four of its guns still in place.
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Fort De Soto is a massive structure with cannons and concrete batteries. We enjoy going to Fort De Soto to catch the light at different angles and to walk the grounds. Most recently we found that there's a beautiful beach and other forms of recreational activity when you have some time to spend at the location. For photographers it's a must see - especially to capture subjects in B&W.
- Check the sun for sunrise and sunset opportunities
- The Fort
Wiki ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_De_Soto_Park
The Park ... www.sun-sentinel.com/travel/fl-fort-de-soto-florida-rambler-20150824-story.html
A Guide ... www.tripsavvy.com/fort-desoto-park-1514038