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​Saturday September 22nd. Paddle


The Venice-Lemon Bay Kayakers will have a kayak trip with a launch time of 9:30 a.m. on Saturday September 22nd. launching at Frog Creek, Terra Ceia.  This trip will be about 3 hours in duration, 7 miles long, rated intermediate.

"Launch time of 9:30 a.m." 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 no facilities at this launch site.


Directions:  From Jacaranda Blvd. and I-75 (about 40 miles)Follow I-75 north to I-275 then follow I-275 to exit 2, Highway 41. Turn right onto Hwy 41 and follow it north for 0.7 miles.  Turn left onto Bayshore Road (Old US41) for 1.2 miles.  Turn right onto 77th St for 0.4 miles. Name changes to Terra Ceia Dr and follow another 0.3 miles to the Frog Creek Bridge.  Cross the bridge and launch and park on the right side. If coming from Venice on Hwy 41 follow it north to Hwy 301.  Stay on 301 through Sarasota, Bradenton and Palmetto to the Junction with Hwy 19.  Follow Hwy 19 north across the Terra Ceia Bay Causeway bridge than turn right on Bayshore Drive.  Follow it north to Terra Ceia Rd turn right and go to the Frog Creek Bridge.  Launch is on the right side just before the bridge.

Wednesday September 26th. Paddle

The Venice-Lemon Bay Kayakers will have a kayak trip on Wednesday September 26th. launching from DeSoto Deep Creek Ramp (by the Nav-A-Gator) east of Port Charlotte at 9:30 am. with a destination of Deep Creek, Hunters Creek and a short section of the Peace River. The trip will be about 3 ½ hours in duration, 7 ½ miles long, rated as intermediate.

​THIS TRIP WILL BE FOLLOWED BY OUR MONTHLY SCHEDULING MEETING.  Bring the beverage of your choice and a dish to share.


"Launch time of 9:30 a.m." means that you are in the water and are ready paddle. Please allow ample time for travel, unloading your kayaks, and preparing for the trip.


Facilities: The DeSoto County Deep Creek launch ramp is concrete; the Park has restroom facilities and free parking for vehicles and trailers.

Directions: If you are using I 75 get off at exit 170 “Kings Highway”. Go East on Kings Highway (past Wal-Mart) for 2.9 miles and turn right onto SW Peace River St. There is black and yellow billboard advertising the Navigator Bar and Grill here. Follow SW Peace River St for 1.4 miles until it ends at the public boat launch. Parking is in the DeSoto Deep Creek Park. If southbound on Hwy, 41 from Venice/North Port turn left at the junction of SR 776 and 41, at Port Charlotte Town Center, onto Veterans Blvd. Follow the turns and curves on Veterans Blvd until you junction with Kings Hwy (SR769) near I 75. Turn left onto Kings Hwy and follow it under I 75 and continue to your right turn onto Peace River St.

SAFETY COMES FIRST. ALWAYS WEAR YOUR PFD!

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Saturday September 29th. Paddle


​The Venice-Lemon Bay Kayakers will have a kayak trip with a launch time of 9:30am on Saturday September 29th, launching from Vamo Park in Sarasota Bay and paddle waters in the area. The trip will be about 3 hours in duration, 7 miles long, 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 no facilities at Vamo. There is a relatively small sandy parking area between fences in a residential area. The launch site is a shallow sandy area on the ICW.

Directions: If southeast bound on Hwy. 41 in South Sarasota turn right (south) onto Vamo Way at the traffic light at the Westfield Sarasota Square Mall. Continue south and look to the right for two off-white stucco columns and turn right (west) onto Vamo Drive into Vamo County Park. If northbound from Venice on Hwy. 41 go just north of McIntosh and North Point Roads (the entrance Palmer Ranch is on the right and the Oaks Preserve is on the left) and get in the left hand lane. Turn left (west) and crosses over southbound Hwy. 41 (there is no traffic light here) onto Vamo Way. Just as the road turns right (north), look left for the stucco columns then go left onto Vamo Drive into the Park.

SAFETY COMES FIRST. ALWAYS WEAR YOUR PFD.

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Saturday September 15th. Paddle

The Venice-Lemon Bay Kayakers will have a kayak trip with a launch time of 9:30am on Saturday, September 15th. launching from Don Pedro State Park (Land Base) with a destination of Little Gasparilla Island, the beach at Gasparilla Pass and waters in the area. This trip will be about 4 hours in duration, 8 miles long, rated intermediate.


"Launch time of 9:30am" means that you are in the water and are ready to paddle. Please allow ample time for travel, unloading your kayaks, and preparing for the trip.

Facilities: The Park has restrooms, picnic tables, trashcans, and an information kiosk. The parking area is shell; there is a $3.00 per vehicle entry fee.

Directions: From SR 776 in Englewood, go south toward Placida on SR 775. Go about six miles, go through the small built up area of Cape Haze, go about one more mile and look right (west) for a brown and white sign for Don Pedro State Park. A good landmark is on the left (east) side of the road, Jam’s Restaurant that is directly across from the entrance to the Park. From the El Jobean/North Port area, go south on SR 771 until it intersects SR 775 near the Placida Boat Ramp. Continue northward about one mile, look for the small brown and white Park sign along the right (east) side of the road and Jam’s Restaurant, turn left (west) into the Park.

SAFETY COMES FIRST. ALWAYS WEAR YOUR PFD!

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Wednesday September 19th. Paddle

The Venice-Lemon Bay Kayakers will have a kayak trip with a launch time of 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday September 19th. launching into Prairie Creek off Washington Loop Road northeast of Punta Gorda.  This trip will be about 3 hours in duration, 7 miles long, rated intermediate.

"Launch time of 9:30 a.m." 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: Parking is sand along a fence line and the shoulder of the road. There are no facilities at the launch point but are available at the nearby Hathaway Park.  The launch ramp is concrete. The creek bank drops off rapidly from the ramp and is deep, so be careful.

Directions: Going south on I 75, take Exit 164 and go northeast on Hwy 17, toward Arcadia. Go about 4.5 miles and look right for the Royal Thai Restaurant, go just beyond a yellowish "Shell Creek Park" billboard and turn right onto Washington Loop Road which is also marked as CR 764. Go about 5 miles and watch on the left for the entrance to Hathaway Park where you can use the facilities if you need to. Go beyond Hathaway Park and the road curves north then west. After the second curve, go about one-fourth of a mile on the straight of way and you will see a green and white highway sign "Prairie Creek" on the first bridge. Parking is on the right side of the road before reaching the bridge.

SAFETY COMES FIRST. ALWAYS WEAR YOUR PFD.