Boat and Kayak Launches

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Marina Park in North PortSarasota 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 

Check out the list below.

  • 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 Carlton Reserve


6:00 am - Sunset

Carlton Reserve Trail Map

Carlton Reserve Nature/Bike Trail Map

  • Enjoy biking, birding, hiking, primitive camping and paddling.
  • 100+ miles of trails/horseback riding.
  • 12-mile Myakka Island Wilderness Trail 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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