Launch your kayak, boat, paddleboard or kiteboard!

Get out and explore Sarasota’s beautiful waterways and coastal environment. Home to numerous bird and marine species, our waterways and coastal environment offers many opportunities for wildlife viewing.

You can boat, swim, paddleboard, fish, waterski, wakeboard, tube, kiteboard or paddle your way around the waterways of Sarasota County. Be sure to use the Blueways Paddling Guide as you get into the flow of Sarasota’s kayak, canoe and paddleboard trails.

Wharf P canoe launch

  • Jelks Preserve

    Jelks Preserve Entrance Sign
    1. Address:2300 N. River Road
      Venice, FL 34292
    Amenities:
    1. Bicycling
    2. Birding
    3. Dog-Friendly (leash required)
    4. Fishing
    5. Picnicking
    6. Trail - Unpaved
    7. Wildlife Viewing
    Categories:
    1. Natural Areas and Nature Centers
    2. Trails

Park Hours: 6 a.m. to sunset

Enjoy Jelks Preserve

Jelks Preserve Trail Map

 

 

 

Jelks Preserve river viewMyakka River at Jelks

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