Can you rent bicycles at Fort DeSoto?

Yes you can rent all types bikes, kayak’s and canoe’s. When you enter the park turn right at the big American flag and you see signs for rentals.

Can you ride bikes at Fort DeSoto?

Fort Desoto Island Park Trail Description Bike rentals are available on site and fishing is permitted. Visitors to the island will also enjoy the Tampa Bay overlooks all along the trail.

How Much Does Fort DeSoto cost?

Fort De Soto is open seven days per week from 7 am to dusk. Entrance to the park is free; however, there is a $5.00 fee for a parking permit. You pay at the entrance booth, and they do accept credit cards. Persons entering the park on foot or bike are free.

Is Treasure Island bike friendly?

The SFMTA MUNI 25 bus and the Treasure Island Ferry both allow bicycles.

How long is the Fort DeSoto bike trail?

Biking at Fort DeSoto Park The 7-mile paved bike trail starts from the boat ramp near the park entrance ramp, then runs south to connect beaches, campground, picnicking, pier, and the historic fort.

Where can I kayak at Fort DeSoto?

The Topwater Kayak Outpost at Fort Desoto Park offers canoe and kayak rentals to both newbies and experienced paddlers. You can rent sit-on-top kayaks, which are easier to get on and off, or sit-in kayaks with recessed cockpits that lower your center of gravity.

Can you swim at Fort DeSoto beach?

Anchored by the main island, Mullet Key, where the most popular beaches and the park’s namesake fort are found, Fort DeSoto sprawls across 1,100 acres and offers swimming, kayaking, camping, paved bicycle paths, a dog beach, picnic areas, playgrounds, shelling, a massive boat ramp and a history lesson or two.

How long is the Bay Bridge bike trail?

The length of the path on the East Span of the Bay Bridge is 2.2 miles from Oakland to Yerba Buena Island. To ensure user safety, the 15.5-foot-wide path has one lane in each direction for bicyclists and an outside lane designated for pedestrians.

Can u bike on the Bay Bridge?

The Bay Bridge bike shuttle runs during peak commute periods. At other times, bikes may be carried on BART or AC Transit (AC Transit Transbay Lines and AC Transit All Nighter Lines).

Can you drink alcohol at Fort DeSoto beach?

Fort De Soto Park: No alcohol is allowed on the beach or in the shelters at the park.

Are there alligators in Fort DeSoto?

There are lots of birds and marine life to spot as you kayak: turtles, alligators and manatees are often found along the trail. The rich ecosystem is also perfect for fishing, and you’ll see plenty of keen anglers out on the water.

Is Fort De Soto beach crowded?

Fort De Soto gets crowded with locals from the Tampa and St. Petersburg areas on weekends, and it’s worth a stop for out-of-state tourists too. Plan a daytrip or stay the night during the week to avoid crowds.