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 Osprey Fishing Pier

 

West end of Main Street, Osprey, FL
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NOTICE:

The Osprey Fishing Pier has reopened. The new structure has ADA fishing guardrails, composite decking and rail caps, and a double-sided bench on the terminal platform for watching the sunsets or fishing.
 

 History

 

The Osprey Fishing Pier has been a treasured piece of southern Sarasota County history for generations. Parents, grandparents and great grandparents have taught children and grandchildren about the joys of fishing from this well known landmark. Sarasota County officials share in the communities desire to see the closed portions of the pier reopened as soon as possible.

Because the pier is on the coastline it is subject to rules and regulations from several agencies on the federal, state and local level. This myriad of governmental oversight covers everything from ensuring the safety of those who use it to protecting the environment.

Over the years and under the oversight of these federal, state and local agencies, the pier has undergone everything from minor repair to major re-construction. In May of 2012 Sarasota County engineers discovered that the majority of concrete pilings supporting the pier had deteriorated to the point that it could not be repaired, and would need to be replaced.
 
In order to perform this major task the county has obtained permits from several state and federal agencies including the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), United States Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE), United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).
 

 Information

 

Hours
Opens at dawn and closes at dusk.

Additional information call the Contact Center at 941-861-5000, or email parksonline@scgov.net

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 Amenities

 
  • Canoe/kayak launch
  • Fshing Pier
  • Limited parking
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Sarasota County, Florida
941-861-5000
TTY: 7-1-1
or 1-800-955-8771
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