Where can I launch my kayak on Weedon Island?

Where can I launch my kayak on Weedon Island?

Paddling Trails The canoe/kayak launch is adjacent to the fishing pier at the end of Weedon Drive NE. The South Paddling Trail is accessible from this launch site. Restrooms and a canoe washing station are also located here.

Are there alligators in Weedon Island?

No, no alligators at Weedon Island Preserve. Many people seem disappointed by this, but there are other places where you can see alligators in the wild. Weedon Island Preserve is a small piece of the preserved natural environment.

Where is the Weedon Island sandbar?

St. Petersburg
The Weedon Island Sandbar is a very popular boating hangout on the southside of Weedon Island Preserve off of St. Petersburg.

What time does Weedon Island Open?

7 a.m. to dusk
The preserve is open every day from 7 a.m. to dusk. The exact closing time is posted daily at the entrance. Admission is free, although donations are welcome. Visit the official website for additional information about the Weedon Island Preserve.

How long is the Weedon Island Kayak Trail?

four mile
The trail is a four mile loop and well marked (markers #1 through #38). It’s mostly shallow water, so we recommend paddling during mid to high tide.

Are there manatees in Weedon Island?

1.) Weedon Island Preserve is the home to ‘sea cows’ who like to make a guest appearance on kayak tours, especially in the winter. Manatees are friendly mammals. Visitors from all over the world enjoy going on a manatee sighting at Weedon Island Nature Preserve, and you will too.

Can I bring my own kayak to Weedon Island?

Yes. Nice put in area. There are even rest rooms. keep on going past entrance to Weedon Isle visitor center.

Are dogs allowed at Weedon Island?

Can I bring my dog to Weedon Island Preserve? No, our Preserve is the only refuge for many native wild animals. Their continued health depends on the Preserve remaining in its natural state. Pets, including dogs, cats, birds, and horses, are not allowed on the Preserve.

Where is Weedon Island Preserve?

Tampa Bay
The Weedon Island Preserve is a 3,190 acre natural area situated along the western shore of Tampa Bay, and located on 1800 Weedon Drive NE. St. Petersburg, Florida, United States.

How do you get to Shell Key?

Access to Shell Key is limited to water vessels, including private boats or public shuttles such as the Shell Key Shuttle. Remember this is an undeveloped barrier island and there are no facilities on it.

What happened to Weedon Island after the state bought it?

In 1974 the state of Florida purchased Weedon Island and its surrounding islands and it officially opened for public use in December 1980. In 1993, the state created a lease agreement with Pinellas County to manage and maintain the preserve.

Can I fish at Weedon Island?

Weedon Island Preserve is a well-known birding and fishing site. Although shell fishing is prohibited in all of Tampa Bay for health reasons, the preserve’s fishing pier and outlying oyster bars are ideal sites for catching sea trout, snook and sheepshead. State of Florida regulations governing saltwater fishing apply.

How long is the Weedon Island kayak Trail?

Can one person use a tandem kayak?

The best style of tandem kayak for one person is a sit-on-top with removable and adjustable seats. It is definitely possible to paddle a sit-inside tandem kayak or one with molded-in seats by yourself, but you will have to pick whether you feel more comfortable sitting in the front or back seat.

How much does it cost to go to Shell Island?

It is $7 per day to access the park and then $15.95 per adult for the ferry to Shell Island.

Is Shell Island worth the trip?

Once you get there it is all worth it, as it is the most beautiful water I’ve ever seen. It is like you are swimming in a pool it is so crystal clear. We didn’t know what to expect with this so we went planning to spend a few hours on the island. Come expecting to spend all day!

What type of wetland is Weedon Island?

Mangrove Forests of Weedon Island They are most commonly known as the red mangrove, the black mangrove, and the white mangrove.

Can you get to Shell Island without a boat?

Shell Island can only be accessed by boat, and the Shell Island Ferry is the easiest, safest, and quickest way for visitors to reach Shell Island.