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Wednesday November 20th paddle
Babcock-Webb Wildlife Management Area: The Venice Lemon Bay Kayakers will have a kayak trip with a launch time of 9:30am on Wednesday November 20th launching from the # 2 boat ramp at Webb Lake in the Babcock-Webb Wildlife Management Area with a destination of paddling around the Islands and Bays in Webb Lake. This trip will be about 7 miles long, 3 hours in duration, rated intermediate.
Launch time of 9:300am: 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: This is a State of Florida Fish & Wildlife Management Area and you will find a collection point at the entrance of the Area. There is a $3.00 per person fee to enter the Preserve. It is free if you are 65 or older, children under 16, or certified disabled persons. (No change made bring the 3 dollars per person) We will be launching from # 2 boat ramp off the sand/gravel/grass areas on either side of the concrete ramp. There is ample parking at the launch site. No other facilities are at this launch site but there are restrooms on the 2-mile drive along the lake.
Directions: Going south on I-75, take exit 158, Truckers Grade/Cecil B. Webb exit. At the end of the off ramp turn left, go under I-75 and you will enter the Babcock-Webb Wildlife Preserve. If you are under 65 stop and put 3 dollars per person into a provided envelope and drop it into the receptacle. Then proceed straight ahead to the Ranger Station and turn right (south) and follow the paved road along the lake for 2 miles to the # 2 boat ramp.
SAFETY COMES FIRST. ALWAYS WEAR YOUR PFD!
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.
Economy Tackle / Dolphin Paddlesports
6018 S. Tamiami Tr. Sarasota, FL. 34231.
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.
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 approved Red, Green and White navigation lights.
Saturday November 23rd paddle
Venice Train Station, Legacy Park : The Kayakers of Venice-Lemon Bay will have a kayak trip with a launch time of 9:30am on Saturday November 23rd launching from the Venice Train Station, Legacy Park with a destination of Curry Creek. This trip will be about 4 hours in duration, 7-8 miles long, rated intermediate.
Launch time of 9:30 am: 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: There are covered picnic tables, trashcans, paved parking area, playground, restrooms and a kayak wash station. The old railroad station has refurbished into a museum, a bus transfer station, etc.
Directions to Venice Train Station, Legacy Park Kayak Launch: From north or south I 75, take exit 193 (Jacaranda Boulevard). Follow Jacaranda Boulevard south approximately 3/4 mile. turn right (1st exit out of the round-a-bout, west) and follow Venice Avenue until you cross Hwy. 41. Stay in the righthand lane and continue straight. Do NOT cross the bridge over the ICW to downtown Venice, follow the road to the right of the bridge until you come to your first stop sign. Turn right onto North Seaboard Ave. You are now in the Train Station park. Continue past the parking lot, rest rooms and playground to the rear of the park where you will find the kayak launch.
From Hwy 41 north, take a left onto Venice Ave and follow the directions above. From Hwy 41 south, take a right onto Venice Ave and follow the directions above.
SAFETY COMES FIRST. ALWAYS WEAR YOUR PFD!.