Please Note: Weedon Island visitors, we are sorry for the inconvenience, but for your safety, we have closed the canoe trail at Weedon Island Preserve until further notice. Pinellas County Parks and Conservation Resources is working with The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to update signs along the canoe trail to conform to the State Code. The canoe trail will be closed until that project is complete. We strongly discourage the public from paddling the unmarked waterway to avoid becoming lost. Until then, we recommend taking advantage of other canoeing and kayaking areas near Weedon Island, including Riviera Bay and the other open waterways surrounding the preserve.
Are you up the creek without a paddle? Perhaps without a canoe or kayak? Not anymore! Paddlers to Weedon Island Preserve can now rent a canoe or kayak from Sweetwater Kayaks and enjoy natural Florida by leisurely floating along the shores of Riviera Bay or on the South Paddling Trail. Weekday and weekend rentals are available. All you supply is the desire to paddle, a few canoe/kayak companions and some free time!
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.
For our paddling trails, please consider taking the following:
When canoeing or kayaking, please remember: