Wednesday July 31st. Paddle
The Venice-Lemon Bay Kayakers will have a kayak trip with a launch time of 9:30am on Wednesday July 31st. launching at the Snook Haven County Park east of Venice with a destination of paddling up the Myakka River and return. This trip will be about 3 hours in duration, 7 miles long, rated intermediate.
“Launch time of 9:30am,” means you are in the water and ready to paddle. Please allow ample time for travel, unloading your kayaks and preparing for the trip.
Facilities: The Snook Haven launch area is sand/shell; parking is sand and grass. There are restrooms, picnic tables and a restaurant.
Directions: From I-75 Exit 191, go south on River Road to Venice Avenue. Turn left on Venice Ave. and follow it to its end. From Hwy. 41 in South Venice, a short distance west of the Myakka River Bridge, turn north at the traffic light onto River Road and go about 4.5 miles to Venice Ave. Turn right and follow it to the road’s end. From Hwy. 41 in “central” Venice go east about six miles on Venice Ave. to its end in the Snook Haven County Park on the Myakka River.
On any trip extending past official sunset all kayaks must carry a White light that is visible for at least one mile or be equipped with approvedRed, Greenand White navigation lights.
Where we buy our equipment.
THERE WILL NOT BE ANY SCHEDULED TRIPS FOR AUGUST OR SEPTEMBER. SCHEDULED TRIPS WILL RESUME IN OCTOBER. AD-HOC TRIPS ARRANGED BY INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS MAY BE POSTED ON THE GROUP FACEBOOK PAGE.
All trips have a Launch Time of 9:30am. unless shown otherwise in the trip details.
"Launch Time" means you are in the water and ready to paddle. Please allow sufficient time for travel, unloading equipment and preparing for the trip.
Economy Tackle / Dolphin Paddlesports
6018 S. Tamiami Tr. Sarasota, FL. 34231.
All kayaks and kayakers must observe all State and Federal Regulations regarding safety and navigation rules. This includes carrying a CG approved PFD that is "readily accessible" (not inside a hatch or under your seat) and an effective sound producing device such as a whistle or horn.
Saturday July 27th. Paddle
The Venice Lemon Bay Kayakers will have a kayak trip with a launch time of 9:30am on Saturday July 27th. launching from Blackburn Point Road (east before crossing the ICW on the south side of the road) to waters in the area. This trip will be about 3 hours in duration, 5 to 6 miles long, is rated intermediate.
Launch time of 9:30am means that you are in the water and ready to paddle. Please allow ample time for travel, unloading your kayaks and preparing for the trip.
Facilities: There are picnic tables, trashcans, BBQ grills, and Restrooms.
Directions: From Hwy 41 in Osprey turn west onto Blackburn Point Rd. and continue to the bridge. Turn left before crossing the bridge and park on the south side of the road in the sandy area.