SkyFOX Drone over Fort De Soto: More than just beaches

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At the very southern tip of Pinellas County are five offshore keys that make up Fort De Soto County Park. This beautiful and historic park is best known for award-winning beaches, but is also nationally recognized for its fishing, bird-watching opportunities, ecotourism, and exploring the abandoned 120-year-old military fort. 

Park manager Jim Wilson thinks the park is a special place.  “Fort De Soto is the crown jewel of the Pinellas County Park system,” he offered.  “It’s not just a local destination; this is a worldwide destination.” 

The park is easily accessible off the Pinellas Bayway, but there is a toll road and park entrance fee to get in.

LINK: Visit the county’s site for more info

WATCH ABOVE: SkyFOX Drone pilot John Wright received permission to fly above the stunning landscape of Fort De Soto Park with chief photographer Rick Hardman.