Where is Weedon Island Preserve?
Weedon Island Preserve is an expansive 3,000-acre region on Tampa Bay in north St. Petersburg comprised mostly of marine habitats with some uplands. It also is a site rich in cultural history. Indigenous peoples, including those during the Weedon Island Cultural Period, occupied this site for thousands of years.
Where can I launch my kayak on Weedon Island?
South Paddling Trail
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.
How long is the Weedon Island Paddling Trail?
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.
How long is the Weedon Island Kayak trail?
approximately 4 miles
The South Paddling Trail is approximately 4 miles long and takes about 3 hours to complete. Numbered markers are strategically located along the trail to help paddlers orient themselves. Please check a tide chart before venturing out. This trail is best paddled with a mid to high tide.
Is Beer Can Island Open today?
UPDATE: Beer Can Island is now closed to everyone. The island is temporarily closed to the public but open for those 650 people who purchased different levels of memberships that entitle them to amenities such as access to private parties and overnight camping.