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Paddle at Neal Preserve

Wayne is leading a paddle for the Manatee County Natural Resources Department. 5 spots have been reserved just for SAG members!

What a great way to spend 3 hours on a Monday afternoon paddling the Preserve’s mangroves.

Come out and explore the unexplored bayside mangrove tunnels of Neal Preserve. Tidal currents will make this an adventure to remember. While not for first time paddlers, beginners who can paddle 3-4 miles are welcome to attend.

Click on the following link for a Google Map to see our route and launch location on the south side of Manatee Ave just before the Anna Maria bridge.

To access Manatee County Natural Resources Department website----> CLICK <------- and then click 'Visit our Preserves' to see more info about Neal Preserve.

What to bring:

Life vest, PFD, whistle, etc.

Water, hat, sunscreen, bug spray


Waterproof camera (spare batteries)



14500 Manatee Ave W
Bradenton, FL 34209

Driving Directions:

From Sarasota:

Option 1: Take exit 220B to merge onto FL-64 W toward Bradenton. The kayak launch is 13.7 miles west on the left side of SR 64/Manatee Ave in West Bradenton just past Neal Preserve and before the bridge to Anna Maria Island.

Option 2: Take US 301 North from downtown Sarasota 12.7 miles. Turn left onto FL-64 W/Manatee Ave. The kayak launch is 7.7 miles west on the left side of SR 64/Manatee Ave in West Bradenton just past Neal Preserve and before the bridge to Anna Maria Island. FL-

Rentals: Available from Kayak Jacks, call for prices and delivery info. tel:[masked]

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  • Janet

    Drat, they changed my Dr. appointment.

    July 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    another time I will be out of the state

    July 6, 2014

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