Weedon Island Preserve is an expansive 3,190-acre natural area located on Tampa Bay. This coastal system, comprised of aquatic and upland ecosystems, is home to numerous species of native plants and animals, an educational facility and a rich cultural history. Indigenous peoples occupied this site for thousands of years. Today, the preserve protects this wide diversity of natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. Weedon Island Preserve is also a well-known birding and fishing site. More about us and see our visitor map.
Free Admission! - Donations Welcome
Sweetwater Kayaks is still open and available for kayak, canoe, and paddleboard rentals at this location.
Canoe Trail Closed until further notice
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.
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