Jiggs Landing Preserve


  • Jiggs Landing Outpost
  • Visit Us
  • (941) 727-4181

Jigg's Landing on the Ever's Reservoir offers freshwater fishing and canoeing opportunities on the Evers Reservoir and Braden River. The property was purchased in 1944 by Al (Jiggs) and Agnes Metcalf and included a 7-acre piece of property. Their dream was to create a fish camp on the banks of the Braden River and they did so, creating a landmark that served Manatee County for more than 40 years.


6106 63rd Street East
Bradenton, FL


Jiggs Landing Preserve is open daily, sunrise to sunset.

Are you an angler who prefers to be out on the water before sunrise?  Preserve hours are limited, but Boat Ramp access is not.  Purchase your one-time Gate Access Card so you can be out on the water at the time of your preference.  Cards are available for sale at the G.T. Bray Recreation Center for $30/each.  A replacement card is $5/each.

Things to Do

Jiggs Landing is well known for its boat ramp which allows visitors to launch directly into the Braden River.  The newly renovated site also includes a number of great recreational features, available to the public sunrise to sunset, including:

  • Picnic areas and pavilions
  • Boardwalks
  • Concession stand
  • Wildlife viewing areas
  • Dock
  • Nature-themed playground
  • Interpretive signage
  • Kayak concessions
  • Food, bait, and drink concessions
  • Boat Ramp (nighttime access card: $30 - see details above)

Kayak/Canoeing:  A new handicap accessible canoe/kayak launch is located at the site.  The launch gives paddlers access to the entire Braden River and its freshwater system.

Rentals and Concessions:  For information on cabin and pavilion rentals, watercraft rentals, guided river tours or bait/concessions, please visit Jiggs Landing Outpost website or call (941) 727-4181.  Visit their Facebook page too!

Pavilion:  The large pavilion with picnic tables/benches and grills is available for rent by individual/private parties.  Please note extra tables, chairs, and activities that are open to the public require a Special Event Permit.  Reserve the pavilion.

Cabin Rental Fees

Single Night(s): 
$65 / per night (Manatee County Resident
$80 / per night (non-Manatee County Resident

$435 / per week (Manatee County Resident)
$550 / per week (non-Manatee County Resident)

Linens & Towels:
$15 / per stay (optional one-time fee)

Pet Fee:
$10 / per day (animal may not exceed 20 pounds)

Lost/Damaged Gate Access Card:

Above prices do not include tax and online reservation service fee. 
Manatee County residents must show valid identification.

Pavilion Rental Fees

Large Pavilion:
$20 / 4-hours
$40 / full-day (8 a.m. - sunset)

Watercraft Rental Fees

Kayak - Single:
$35 / 4-hours
$70 / full-day

Kayak - Tandem:
$45 / 4-hours
$85 / full-day

$45 / 4-hours
$85 / full-day

Paddle Board:
$35 / 4-hours
$70 / full-day

Canoe or John Boat w/electric motor:
$35 / hour

Peddle Boat:
$15 / hour

Duffy (electric passenger) Vessel:

$75 / hour

(Life vests and paddles provided with watercraft rentals)

Life Vest (not in conjunction with watercraft rentals):
$5 / 4-hours

Paddles (not in conjunction with watercraft rentals):
$5 / 4-hours

Guided River Tour Fees

Eco Tour (1.5 hours):
$25 / per person
$15 / per child (under 10 yrs. old)

Reservoir Tour (50-minutes):
$20 / per person
$15 / per child (under 10 yrs. old)

Linger Lodge / River Tour (3-hours):

$50 / per person
$40 / per child (under 10 yrs. old)

Youth / School / County Organization Group (under 30-minutes):
$5 - $15 / per person

Private Tour (Boat Rental w/Captain):
$50 / hour + $20 / per person

Entertainment Fee

Free - $20 / per person

Guided Kayak Experiences

Guided Kayak Experiences (water)
$55 - $95 / per person (includes kayak, paddles, vests & lunch)

Naturalist Kayak Tours (water & land)
$55 - $95 / per person (includes kayak, paddles, vests & lunch)