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.






Information & Website


 Park Naturalist:

Debbie Blanco 



Next Meeting: 4:30

2nd Tues. resuming in the fall of 2017

Picnic Pavilion

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Sarasota County

Field Guide

to Conservation Lands

(download 64pp. PDF)

 Sarasota County Natural Lands

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