Sunday Morning Paddle

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.

Getting There

Jiggs Landing Address:

[masked]rd Street East

Bradenton, FL.

  • 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

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  • Tina S.

    great !

    February 14, 2013

  • Carole H.

    We had a really beautiful day, and met many new friends. Thanks Anne for introducing me to geocaching. I found my first one!!!

    February 11, 2013

  • debbie M

    good group of people. nice relaxed paddle

    February 11, 2013

  • Anne X.

    Great are-good for today as we avoided a lot of wind...food at Linger Lodge has improved--nice to meet some new faces too!

    1 · February 10, 2013

  • Judy

    What a great day to paddle! Thanks Anne for leading us up and down the Braden River, always something new to see and explore! Great to paddle with friends new and old again.

    2 · February 10, 2013

  • Judy

    Hey Anne, are we paddling up the river or going around the lake?

    February 9, 2013

    • Anne X.

      Down river and prob around the lake some too

      February 9, 2013

  • Leah

    Sorry sounds like fun but I'm not going to be able to make it

    February 9, 2013

  • Rudy K

    Storm in Northeast forced change of plans. Have fun!

    February 8, 2013

  • Tina S.

    have my own kayak

    February 7, 2013

  • Judy

    Remember, if you launch from Jiggs landing and have more than 6 people, you need to apply for a permit....it's free

    February 6, 2013

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