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

  • Deer Prairie Creek Preserve

    DPCP lake
    1. Address:10201 S. Tamiami Trail and 7001 Forbes Trail
      Venice, FL 34292
    Amenities:
    1. Birding
    2. Canoe/Kayak Launch
    3. Dog-Friendly (leash required)
    4. Fishing
    5. Picnicking
    6. Shelter / Pavilion
    7. Trail - Equestrian
    8. Trail - Unpaved
    9. Wildlife Viewing
    Categories:
    1. Boat and Kayak Launches
    2. Natural Areas and Nature Centers
    3. Trails
    4. Water Access Parks

Park Hours: 6 a.m. to sunset

Enjoy Deer Prairie Creek Preserve

Deer Prairie Creek Trail Map including Kayak/Canoe Launch

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