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.

If you would like nighttime access to the boat ramp sunset to sunrise, a Gate Access Card can be purchased at the G.T. Bray Recreation Center.  The card is a one-time purchase of $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.

Pavilion:  The picnic pavilion is available by reservation on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can reserve a pavilion by calling (941) 727-4181.

Rentals and Concessions:  For information on cabin and canoe/kayak rentals or bait/concessions please visit Jiggs Landing Outpost or call (941) 727-4181.