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


The best source for local maps is Sarasota County Parks/Recreation and Natural Resources where you'll find a full list of natural areas, each with its own page on which there's a map link which can be viewed on line or downloaded as a PDF.

Carlton Trails with distances between markers--single page, color
CMR COLOR 2021 single sheet distances.pd
Adobe Acrobat Document 855.8 KB
Carlton Reserve Public area and shorter (inner) trails
TMabryCarltonJrMemorialRes inner.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 810.0 KB
Carlton Reserve Back Country Trails--intersections marked with numbered posts
Adobe Acrobat Document 882.0 KB
Big Slough with SCORR single tracks
Adobe Acrobat Document 514.3 KB
Carlton Trail Map with Mileage Between Markers
Adobe Acrobat Document 4.1 MB
Lincer Preserve SCORR single track bike/hike trail
Accessed from Carlton Reserve just west of marker 1
SOBT 4.11.18.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 515.5 KB
Oak Cathedral Preserve (formerly Jordan parcel)
Accessed from Carlton Reserve at marker 35 or 76
Oak Cathedral Preserve.JPG
JPG Image 3.2 MB

Deer Prairie Creek Preserve Brochure and map

(link to Sarasota County Parks site):

Deer Prairie Updated Map April, 2023
Deer Prairie Updated 2023 jpeg.jpg
JPG Image 1.7 MB
Jelks Preserve
Adobe Acrobat Document 551.7 KB
Legacy Trail and Venetian Waterway
Adobe Acrobat Document 6.0 MB
Manasota Scrub Preserve
Manasota Scrub Preserve.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 278.9 KB
Proposed North Port/Legacy Trail connector with Carlton Reserve spur
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.2 MB
Pinelands Reserve Public Use Area
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.2 MB
Sleeping Turtles N. (Ligon), entrance off Border Road
Sleeping Turtles N.Ligon.jpeg
JPG Image 3.0 MB
Sleeping Turtles N. (Rohlwing) entrance off Border Rd.
Sleeping Turtles N.Rohlwing.jpeg
JPG Image 3.6 MB
Sleeping Turtles South (entrance River Rd. near Snook Haven)
Adobe Acrobat Document 1'000.4 KB
SCORR's Boldly Go map with SOTR and Rhindoculus loops
Adobe Acrobat Document 404.8 KB

Link to BikeVeniceFlorida maps: SCORR maintained trails in the "Carlton Complex"--Boldly Go, POLR, SOTR, Live Long and Prosper

South Venice Lemon Bay Preserve: Kenisco, Ocelot, Alamander area tracts.
S. Venice Lemon Bay Preserve.jpeg
JPG Image 389.2 KB
Walton Ranch Traoil Map with distances
Walton Ranch Trail Map:distances.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 85.8 MB
Walton Ranch Trail Map from in .pdf
Walton Ranch Trail Map.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 85.8 MB





Information & Website


Park Naturalists:

 Meghan Harris Meyer

         Art Jensen



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


Field Guide.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.8 MB



Sarasota County

Field Guide

to Conservation Lands

(download 64pp. PDF)


Friends of the Carlton

is a chapter of  FOSCP   

not for profit corp.