Boat and Kayak Launches

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Sarasota County offers many different water access locations including, 13 motorized boat launches and 29 non-motorized (kayak/canoe/paddleboard) launches.

Get out enjoy Sarasota County’s waterways and coastal environment at a location near you! Explore new locations by trying different launches.

Boat Ramps for Motorized Vessels

  • Blackburn Point Park
  • Centennial Park
  • Dallas White Park (Freshwater Ramp)
  • Higel Marine Park
  • Indian Mound Park
  • Ken Thompson Park
  • Manasota Beach Park
  • Marina Park (Northport)
  • Marina Park and Boat Ramp (Venice)
  • Nokomis Beach Park
  • Pinecraft Park (Shallow Water Vessels Only)
  • Snook Haven Park (Shallow Water Vessels Only)
  • Turtle Beach Park

Boat Ramps for Non-motorized Vessels 

  • Blackburn Point Park
  • Blind Pass Beach Park, Bayside
  • Carlton Reserve
  • Caspersen Beach Park, Bayside
  • Centennial Park
  • Christopher Wheeler Park
  • Curry Creek Preseserve (West entrance - Albee Farm Road)
  • Deer Prairie Creek Preserve (south entrance - S. Tamiami Trail)
  • Indian Mound Park
  • Ken Thompson Park
  • Lakeview Park
  • Legacy Park
  • Lemon Bay Park
  • Manasota Beach Park, Bayside
  • Nathan Benderson Park
  • Nokomis Beach Park, Bayside
  • Nokomis Community Park
  • Nokomis Riverview Park
  • North Jetty Park
  • Osprey Fishing Pier
  • Phillippi Estate Park
  • Pinecraft Park
  • Shoreland Park
  • Snook Haven Park
  • South Lido Beach (Ted Sperling Park at South Lido)
  • Turtle Beach Park
  • Vamo Drive Park
  • Venice Myakka River Park
  • Wharf Road Park 
  • Carlton Reserve (T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve)

    1. Address:1800 Mabry Carlton Parkway
      Venice, FL 34292
    1. Bicycling
    2. Birding
    3. Boat Ramps for Non-motorized Vessels
    4. Camping
    5. Canoe/Kayak Launch
    6. Historical / Cultural Resource
    7. Picnicking
    8. Restroom
    9. Shelter / Pavilion
    10. Trail - Equestrian
    11. Trail - Unpaved
    12. Wildlife Viewing
    1. Natural Areas
    2. Trails
    3. Water Access Parks

Enjoy biking, birding, hiking, primitive camping and paddling.

100+ miles of trails/horseback riding.

12-mile Myakka Island WildernessTrail continues north to Myakka River State Park.

Campsites and pavilions can be booked up to one year in advance by calling 941-861-7275.



CMR Main Sign



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