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 South Venice Lemon Bay Preserve

 
5472 Kenisco Road, Venice
6200 Osprey Road, Venice
 
The South Venice Lemon Bay Preserve comprise 222 acres of protected land along Lemon Bay.
 
The preserve is nestled in the densely packed suburb of south Venice, is a refuge for several protected animals and plants.
  • The preserve has nearly eight miles of hiking trails, including the 1.6 mile long scenic marked trail.
  • The hiking trails are unpaved but accessible for most visitors and include two boardwalks.
  • Some trails may flood after heavy rainfall.
  • arking is available at 6200 Osprey Road in Venice to access the southern section along road shoulders and limited parking at Kenesco Road.
  • The preserve is accessible via walk-thru gates near three intersections (Ocelot and Phorus roads, Macon and Osprey roads, and Kenisco and Euclid roads).

For more information about the South Venice Lemon Bay Preserve, call 941-861-5000 and ask for Natural Resources.

 

 Hours

 

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

7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
November through March

 

 Trail Maps

 
  
  
South Venice Lemon Bay Preserve (north side).pdfSouth Venice Lemon Bay Preserve (north side)
South Venice Lemon Bay Preserve (south side).pdfSouth Venice Lemon Bay Preserve (south side)
South Venice Lemon Bay Preserve.pdfSouth Venice Lemon Bay Preserve
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Sarasota County, Florida
941-861-5000
TTY: 7-1-1
or 1-800-955-8771
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