Launch from Jiggs Landing.
We will paddle about 3 hrs around Ward Lake and down the Braden River. Bring some snacks and water--we can have lunch at Linger lodge afterwards.
Jigg's Landing on the Ever's Reservoir offers freshwater fishing and kayaking opportunities on the Evers Reservoir and Braden River. The property was purchased in 1944 by Al (Jiggs) and Agnes Metcalf and included a 7-acre piece of property. Their dream was to create a fish camp on the banks of the Braden River and they did so, creating a landmark that served Manatee County for more than 40 years.
Jiggs Landing is well known for its boat ramp which allows visitors to launch directly into the Braden River. But the newly renovated site also includes a number of new great features. The site has a number of recreational features including:
Kayak/Canoeing: . A new handicap accessible canoe/kayak launch has been completed for the site and it works just great. The launch will give paddlers access to the entire Braden River and its freshwater system.
Jiggs Landing Address:
[masked]rd Street East
- From I-75: take the exit for state road 70 West -exit 217. Go west . Make a left onto Caruso Road. Continue south on Caruso Road-- it meets up with Braden River Road--continue to the bend in the road; Jiggs Landing is located at the point where the road curves to the east OR
- From I-75: take exit 217 West, go to Tara Blvd and make a left (south) to Tara Preserve Lane. Turn Right (west) and take that down til you see Jiggs landing