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Although some areas are limited to overnight stays, Clearwater’s Fort Desoto Park offers overnight camping to all! This outdoor oasis offers a beach and a lake as well as a taste of history! Fort Desoto Park is most infamously known for the 12 inch mortar battery that is embedded in the front of the park., which showcases that it was in fact a fort! This top ranked beach is the largest park in the county and offers kayaking, hiking and tour to five different islands by swimming or boating! Feel free to bring your dog because pets are welcomed at any time! The park offers unlimited parking, bathrooms and a lifeguard on duty. You are able to make camping reservations to accommodate large families or vacations. Living in an apartment near Clearwater can bring you even more trips to this Historical landscape.