SUP Blackburn Point - South Creek - Oscar Scherer Park

SUP Sarasota
SUP Sarasota
Public group

Blackburn Park

421 Blackburn Point Rd · Osprey, FL

How to find us

Kayak Launch near entrance

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Details

Meet at the NEW kayak launch at Blackburn Point Park (on the left just BEFORE before the Casey Key (single lane) Bridge and the Casey Key Fish House (401 Blackburn Point Road). Very convenient, easy launch and plenty of parking and clear water in the launch area (no muck or mud!).

We will leave at 9:30 am SHARP so be at the launch by 9:00 am.!!

We paddle south in the intracoastal (away from the ICW) for about 1 mile and then east in to South Creek . After a very scenic 2 mile paddle we arrive at Oscar Scherer Park where we will have a 15 minute break before heading back.

Remember to bring: Leash and PFD are mandatory. Also bring plenty of water, snacks, bug spray, sunscreen, water shoes. etc.

The length of this trip is approximately 5 miles. It is intended for paddlers who can paddle the total distance of 5 miles at a relaxed/leisurely pace. It is NOT intended for beginners.

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NEW TO SUP: Basic SUP lessons are recommended before you join us on any of our paddles. Intermediate level paddling skills are required if you plan on joining the majority of our trips.

OPTIONAL: The fee for one hour SUP instruction is $20 per lesson. If you have your own equipment, you are welcome to use it. If you need to use our boards there is an additional fee of $10 per lesson.

"Newbies" can usually join our paddles after 2 hours of instruction and a few hours of individual practice.

Instruction is given by an ACA Certified SUP Instructor.