The park is open year-round and has the following features:
Several thousand acres of firm-bottomed shallows, making the area a favored destination of wading anglers
Two piers, each allowing fishing. Both have bait, tackle and food concessions.
Various picnic areas.
Fort De Soto, built in 1898, abandoned in phases 1910 to 1948.
Quartermaster Storehouse Museum.
Two swimming areas, North Beach and East Beach. North Beach has been named to America's Top 10 Beaches list by Dr. Beach numerous times. In 2005 it moved to the first place in this list, being recognized as America's Best Beach.
800-foot boat ramp.
2¼ mile canoe trail.
Barrier-free nature trail.
Camping area with a camp store, modern restrooms and laundry room.
Snack bar with gift shop at the old fort.
Seven-mile multi-purpose trail.
Paw Playground, an area to exercise pets.
Ferry to Egmont Key, site of Egmont Key State Park.