Volunteers constructed a free kayak launch just east of the Border Road Bridge.

A short portage is required to a nylon mat on the bank.


The Myakka River is a state designated "Wild and Scenic River."

All vegetation, artifacts are protected. Please help us keep the ramp area and river free of litter.


Snook Haven is a leisurely half-hour paddle downstream. It is publicly owned. Food and drinks are available.


Upstream is a public park at the end of Laurel Road with restrooms and a floating dock.


No powered watercraft or pets are permitted.

Check out our links to kayak tours and equipment.



President: Linda@carltonreserve.org


Treasurer: Dan@carltonreserve.org


Website & Info: Sherm@carltonreserve.org


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.