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Fort De Soto and Shell Key access

Is it possible to access Fort De Soto park after dark for fishing or is is actually locked up at night?
I'm planning my fishing holiday and typically I'll fish from 4am until 9am but I'm not sure if it is possible to access the park that early?

Also, I read that Shell Key has become landlocked, is it possible to walk onto it or do you still need to kayak/boat across?


  • jcatkiwijcatkiwi Posts: 7 Greenhorn
    Fort Desoto gates open 7:00 am to Dusk.

    You can walk to Shell Key now (starting at the North end), but the access is on Tiera Verde, behind "Billy's Stone Crab Restaurant". The pass between Fort Desoto and Shell Key is still wide and deep.
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