Kayak Launch Sites - Sarasota Florida

Pinecraft Park

Pinecraft Park

October 7th, 2015
At the north end of Phillippi Creek is Pinecraft Park and a great launch site.
Wharf Road

Wharf Road

February 21st, 2015
Near Vamo, here's another hidden spot with great access.
Manasota Beach

Manasota Beach

February 21st, 2015
This beautiful spot is on Manasota Key, in Englewood.
Deer Prairie Creek Preserve

Deer Prairie Creek Preserve

September 18th, 2014
Deer Prairie Creek Preserve is an expansive area great for hiking, kayaking and getting away from it all.
Buttonwood Harbor

Buttonwood Harbor

September 18th, 2014
A few miles north of New Pass on Longboat key is a quiet launch site in the Buttonwood harbor area. Great paddling and fishing.
Jiggs Landing

Jiggs Landing

September 17th, 2014
Jiggs Landing Preserve has some great amenities, including a launch assist. It gives access to Ward Lake and the Braden River, and it's close to the one and only Linger Lodge.
Jiggs Landing Launch Provides Accessibility

Jiggs Landing Launch Provides Accessibility

September 17th, 2014
This launch is designed to give paddlers extra support getting in and out of their kayak, and entering and exiting the water. It's simple in design and fun to use!
A Call for Volunteers

A Call for Volunteers

July 24th, 2014
Myakka River needs you. Volunteering earns free park entrance.
4th Kayak Launch at Myakka River State Park

4th Kayak Launch at Myakka River State Park

July 24th, 2014
The fourth launch site is near the Outpost. Lots of parking and close to restrooms, shops, boat tours, and the park's kayak rentals.
Myakka River State Park #3

Myakka River State Park #3

July 24th, 2014
Further up the main road is another place to launch. This one is quiet and shady.
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