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Snook Haven Lazy Paddle

Join us for a paddle from Snook Haven, Venice, on the beautiful Myakka River, Sunday, March 24 10am (please arrive 1/2 hr prior to launch and be on time). This will be approx 6 mile paddle. Experienced paddlers NO BEGINNERS due to large group-After the paddle we will hang at the restaurant for a bite and drink.

Usually you will see a gator or two here. Launch from a small launch area, just past the restaurant. Either launch at the bottom of a few concrete steps, where rental canoes are tied.....or from sandy shore just past the white gazebo on the right, accessed by stepping down a grass bank. You can unload kayaks very close to either launch area.

Very large sand/grass parking area. No fee for cars ($5 for trailers) Please be in the water and ready to paddle at 10:00. There is an “Old Florida” restaurant, restrooms, and picnic tables.

Sharkeys now runs the restaurant and we will stop for a bite after the paddle. Live music on Sundays. Many of us will probably eat at the restaurant and listen to some music after the paddle....or you can bring your own lunch and sit at a picnic table. Directions: From I-75 Exit 191, go south on River Road to Venice Avenue. Turn left (east) on Venice Ave. and follow it to its end. From Hwy. 41 in South Venice, go 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 (east) to the road’s end. From Hwy. 41 in “central” Venice, go east about six miles on Venice Ave. to its end. Get yourself eastbound on Venice Ave. and follow it all the way to its end. There is a large Snook Haven sign at the end of Venice Ave where you enter a long narrow sand road into the park.



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time. Thanks
    Rolf

    March 24, 2013

  • debbie M

    I really want to Thank You Crazy Paddlers that showed up with a positive out look,
    on time &
    ready to go.
    What a beautiful day & paddle.
    We made it all the way to Boarder Rd Bridge.
    The weather, well for you paddlers that didn't make it.
    you would have wished you did.
    The paddlers new & seasoned,
    fun, fun, fun.
    Thank you, Thank you
    I will psddle with you anytime.
    Your the Best
    I Love You Guys.
    Debbie M
    Event Host

    March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you all for a really good time.

    March 24, 2013

  • Larry S.

    A really fun, relaxing Sunday paddle. I had a great time with some super folks. Nice job, Debbie. thank you for your effort. Goes to prove that you can't believe the weather man.

    March 24, 2013

  • Connie

    Great fun on the water, so nice to see new members and catch up with others I haven't seen in a bit! Thank you Debbie for a great paddle

    March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great paddle with friendly people! First time out with the group and will definitely attend more meetups!

    March 24, 2013

  • nick l.

    Beautiful day on the River. What wind? Love the Myakka. Thank you, Debbie.

    March 24, 2013

  • Terry Q.

    Great day. Good people and good food

    March 24, 2013

  • Judy

    Fabulous day on the water, even the SUN came out! Thanks Deb for not canceling this due to "potential" weather. Nice meeting newer members and always a blast with the seasoned explorers!

    March 24, 2013

  • Gary

    Wimping out. Have fun all you true crazies. Catch you next time.

    1 · March 24, 2013

    • Judy

      Awwwwww, we'll miss both of you!

      March 24, 2013

  • debbie M

    Ok Crazy Kayakers
    We are a big group
    So please everyone help eachother out from the beginnig to the end
    Everybody
    See ya soon
    Debbie M Event Host

    March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I'm not feeling well today. I'm going to miss a great paddle

    March 24, 2013

  • debbie M

    No I'm not canceling
    So what crazy Kayak Explorer will be there
    this morning
    I'll be leaving my home around 8:45
    so if you have any Question get her done before that
    meet ingy at the very back passed the restaurant

    March 24, 2013

  • Stephanie L.

    Having car issues. I'm afraid the beast won't make it. :/

    March 23, 2013

  • debbie M

    Nope
    I'm not canceling the paddle I'll be there

    March 23, 2013

    • Terry Q.

      so will i sorry i missed today

      March 23, 2013

    • debbie M

      terry it is tomorrow Sunday

      March 23, 2013

  • debbie M

    Hey
    One thing to note.
    If you are afraid to get your feet wet
    or
    you cannot get in and out of the kayak by yourself
    Please DO NOT COME
    This is not a Begginners paddle
    If you would like me to post a beginner paddle here or some place else
    I would love to do that for you
    Only in warmer weather (water)
    OK
    Event Host
    Debbie M

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Heidi

    Sorry, I got called into work. Next time!

    March 23, 2013

  • debbie M

    Goodmorning
    Cant what to see everyone tomorrow
    It going to be a beautiful day and a great paddle
    Be ready to launch at 10am
    So come early set up and take a group picture before we head out at 10am
    Have a nice day
    Event Host
    Debbie M

    March 23, 2013

  • Larry S.

    Hopefully, weather permitting!!!

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to cancel. I just got a call that I have company
    Coming Sunday. Have fun!

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't rent a canoe to bring my friend in. Only have a solo kayak. Have fun...

    March 23, 2013

  • debbie M

    Ok Kayak Explores
    Let's try to keep our comments to a positive out look
    Last 2 paddles I posted the weather was suppose to be cold & windy
    Not
    Those days turned out beautiful, fun & a happy paddle for those whom showed up
    And Thank You for showing up
    The others were scarded away by negative comments posted a head of time.
    Let us just what for that day & go from there.
    and,
    Until then,
    let's just hope for the best
    OK
    Event Host
    Debbie M

    1 · March 21, 2013

  • debbie M

    Hey Paddlers
    One thing to note.
    If you are afraid to get your feet wet
    or
    you cannot get in & out of your kayak by yourself
    PLEASE DO NOT COME
    This is NOT a BEGGINERS event
    If you would liike me to post a beginner paddle here or some place else
    I would love to do that for you
    Only in warmer weather (water)
    OK
    Event Host
    Debbie M

    March 21, 2013

  • debbie M

    Ok everyone
    Think positive, pray, hope, cross your fingers what ever.
    The weather will be great
    See you on Sunday

    March 21, 2013

  • Ken

    weather permitting --

    March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm new to kayaking and I'm looking forward to getting started.

    March 21, 2013

  • Terry Q.

    i havent been out in a while. I hope it a good day

    March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cool I bought another little 10 footer that I haven't paddled yet. See you Sunday.

    March 21, 2013

  • Stephanie L.

    Can't wait! I finally get to use my newly acquired kayak! :)

    March 21, 2013

  • debbie M

    You will have to call Snook Haven
    It will be up to you to find your Kayaks
    Sorry
    Hope you find them before Sunday
    If not please change your RSVP to No
    Hope to see you Sunday

    March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I rent a kayak there, or alternatively I could rent a canoe with my houseguest. I only own one kayak. I think I rented a canoe right at Snook Haven with someone before...

    March 21, 2013

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  • debbie M
    Explorer Dec 21, 2014, Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Terry Q.
    Explorer Nov 14, 2016
  • Rose D.
    Explorer Nov 28, 2016
  • Carole H.
    Explorer 6/20/2017
  • Eileen +1
    Explorer 10/4/2016
  • Brian R.
    Explorer 6/20/2017
  • nick l.
    Explorer 6/21/17, Assistant Organizer
  • Larry S.
    Explorer 6/22/2017
  • Connie
    Explorer 6/20/2017, Assistant Organizer
  • Judy
    explorer 3/22/2015
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