This is an excellent area to get out and enjoy our fabulous Florida Waterways. You head to the south down the channel markers for about a half a mile and then you can choose your direction. Due south is Bradenton or Anna Maria Island and to the west is Fort Desoto Beach Park and the Gulf.
You can even park in the shade if you look around a bit. What a spot to quickly get out into the gulf in South Pinellas. All of the ramps get plenty deep for even the larger boats. The trailer parking areas are huge and offer plenty of overflow for those busy summer days.
Just five minutes from Fort Desoto Beach. One of the better boat day starting locations in Pinellas County, with direct access to the Gulf. It has two launching zones and a total of six ramps, plus Shoreline drops.
A lot of where to use the boat ramp and dump in around Pinellas County has to do with the wind. We use the land to block the wind, as this gets us out on the water more for fishing. The ramps at Fort Desoto are the best of all.
They have a frisbee Golf Course that goes around under the big trees. Love all the shade at the park to eat some Checkers food for a picnic. Kids love this park and it is not far from The Chattaway cafe.
Boating out from the skyway towards the Gulf of Mexico is prime time. I have decided to bring on the may eighth vacation weekend slow cooked pulled-pork with macaroni and cheese. I will be there for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights for plenty of Lion King Lion King Kitty chase, since the live bunny pin might not get approved.
Fort Desoto Campground is a sweet pick for the best of Tampa area camping. Very much am I looking forward to the Wagon Wheel Flea Market stop, and perhaps we should make a snow peas, bean sprouts, carrot slivers, Chinese rice dish like we did before. We could use lots of small freezer bags to store meal sized goodies for later in next few weeks.