NAME: Fort Desoto
COUNTY: Pinellas
CLIMATE: Hot in summer
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime when there is no hurricane
COMMENTS: Now at Fort Desoto park on Mullet Key.
REMAINS: Ruins of the fort
This abandoned fort is now a County Historical Park. Construction began in 1898 just after the Spanish American War to protect the coast from a navel assault. The fort never saw any action and was deactivated in the 20's. There are still gun implacements with thick concrete walls supoported by soil. It was a sister fort to Fort Dade onn Egmont Key. Submitted by: Mike Woodfin

Fort Desoto
Courtesy Mike Woodfin

Remains of the old Fort Desoto well
Courtesy Jim Pike

Well remains, on the beach in front of Fort Desoto
Courtesy Jim Pike

Fort Desoto
Courtesy Jim Pike