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 Curry Creek Preserve

West entrance: 1075 Albee Farm Road, Venice
East entrance: 1500 Pinebrook Road, Venice
While walking along the preserve’s trails, visitors may encounter a variety of wildlife species such as gopher tortoises, alligators, river otters, eastern indigo snakes and an assortment of wading birds such as the roseate spoonbill and wood stork.
  • Most of the trails are rustic and easily traversed.
  • Water, sunblock, insect repellant, a rain jacket and sturdy shoes are recommended for hiking.
  • Trails may be flooded during the summer months and after extended periods of heavy rainfall.
A kayak launch is located along the creek, near the preserve’s west entrance.
  • The preserve has limited parking and is accessible via walk-thru gate at both entrances. 
  • There is also a bike rack located near the west entrance along with a small picnic shelter along the trail near the West entrance parking area.
Leashed pets are permitted on the western part of the preserve, but not allowed on the eastern portion of the site.
Canoe Launch 


7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
April through October

7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
November through March
For additional information call the Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or email




  • Dog friendly 
  • Benches
  • Canoe/kayak launch
  • Parking is limited
  • Picnic shelter
  • Trails-primitive
  • Bike rack (near west entrance)

 Trail Maps

Curry Creek Preserve (east).pdfCurry Creek Preserve (east)
Curry Creek Preserve (west).pdfCurry Creek Preserve (west)
Curry Creek Preserve.pdfCurry Creek Preserve


  • Birding
  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Launch point for the Dona Bay/Roberts Bay Paddling Trail, within Paddle Sarasota, a Guide to Sarasota's Kayak and Canoe Trails
  • Hiking
Curry Creek Preseve East Entrance
 Curry Creek Preserve East Side
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