Venice, FL 34292
Sarasota County Call Center
6 AM - 12 midnight; park open 365 days a year / restaurant hours are seasonal (parking closed from 12 midnight - 6 AM)
Fishing, boat ramp, boat tours, canoe/kayak launch, kayak/canoe rentals, picnic areas, restaurant, gift shop, restrooms, parking
Snook Haven Park is a great place to relax and enjoy a slice of Old Florida. With water access to the Wild and Scenic Myakka River and plentiful snook and tarpon, this is a fishing hot spot. Bring your own canoe or kayak (or rent one here) for a paddle on the Myakka River/Carlton Trail. Head north for a more primitive experience on the river. Beautiful live oaks and river vistas abound in this area, as well as alligators, turtles, osprey and many other birds. One hour scenic riverboat tours are offered October – May. The park’s bayou style restaurant on the river has been a fixture in Venice for more than 50 years. Outdoor concerts are held every weekend (check www.snookhavenfl.com for schedule).
Sarasota County purchased the property in 2006. Historically, the site was a fishing camp.
3 acres along Wild and Scenic Myakka River
Who Owns and Maintains
Owned and maintained by Sarasota County
SCAT Bus stop and route