The best source for 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 Reserve Public Parking Area and shorter trails--color coded
See map key, upper right.
Carlton Shorter Trails.JPG
JPG Image 5.6 MB
Carlton Reserve Back Country Trails--intersections marked with numbered posts
Adobe Acrobat Document 882.0 KB
Carlton Trail Map with Mileage Between Markers
Adobe Acrobat Document 4.1 MB
Lincer Preserve (formerly Churchill tract)
Accessed from Carlton Reserve just west of marker 1
Lincer Preserve.JPG
JPG Image 4.2 MB
Lincer Preserve SCORR single track bike/hike trail
JPG Image 202.4 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
Big Slough Preserve
East of Carlton Reserve and north of Myakkahatchee Creek Preserve
Big Slough Preserve.JPG
JPG Image 4.6 MB
Deer Prairie Creek Preserve Hiking and Equestrian Trail Map
Deer Prairie Creek Preserve.jpg
JPG Image 1.2 MB
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 Trail Map from in .pdf
Walton Ranch Trail Map.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 85.8 MB
Favorite Backcountry Hikes 11:15:14.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 288.0 KB
Intermediate 1 Turpentine 11:15:2014.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 316.7 KB
Intermediate 2 River:Wild Turkey 11:15:2
Adobe Acrobat Document 415.2 KB
Intermediate 3 Victory Garden 11:15:2014
Adobe Acrobat Document 270.9 KB
Long Hike 1 Rocky Ford 11:15:2014.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 266.6 KB
Long Hike 2 MRSP 11:15:2014.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 319.8 KB
Long Hike 3 Doe Hammock 11:15:2014.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 220.3 KB



Information & Website

 Park Naturalist:

Debbie Blanco




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Sarasota County

Field Guide

to Conservation Lands

(download 64pp. PDF)

Field Guide.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.8 MB

Counter set 03/24/2015

Friends of the Carlton

is a chapter of  FOSCP   

not for profit corp.