Go To Sarasota County Events Calendar

Choose NATURE WALKS from the pull-down menu and click GO



A new brochure is available with detailed hiking/biking/equestrian trails. See the Trail Maps page to download it or pick it up in the Reserve at information kiosks.


Recommended hikes (short, intermediate, long) in single page format can be downloaded at the bottom of the Maps&Trails page . These maps must be used with the Carlton Brochure also downloadable from that page as PDF file.


Guided hiking events are scheduled during the summer months but may be cancelled due to heat and unpredictable trail conditions.  Information on hiking events on Sarasota County public lands is available on line: https://www.scgov.net/government/parks-recreation-and-natural-resources/things-to-do/programs-and-events/nature-walks



Future Plans: River to River Trail from Myakka River to Peace River on public lands and easements: Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast







Website & Info:



Park Naturalist

Meghan Harris Meyer 



Anyplace America.com

Link to searchable U.S. map resources with parks, trails, campgrounds, historical sites, marinas, etc.



Sarasota County

Field Guide

to Conservation Lands

(download 64pp. PDF)

Field Guide.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.8 MB



Friends of Carlton Reserve

is a chapter of  FOSCP   

not for profit corp.