On the north side of Tampa Bay sits Egmont Channel and Fort De Soto Park
. The park is open year - round and has many things to enjoy, such as two piers where you can fish in the Gulf of Mexico. There are two swimming areas, North Beach and East Beach, picnic areas and a camping area with a store. They have a seven-mile, multi-purpose trail, 2¼ mile canoe trail, 800 foot boat ramp. There is also a ferry that'll take you to Egmont Key State Park on Egmont Key.