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Braden River Trips

The Braden River is located in Manatee County between Bradenton and Sarasota. It is a slow moving river which may be easily paddled in either direction. Although the paddler will see increasingly more residential development along it’s banks, in sections the Braden paddler can get a glimpse in to old Florida.

The Braden offers excellent freshwater fishing for bass and bluegill. Wildlife includes alligators, birds, fish and even river otters.

The Canoe Outpost trips on the Braden launch off from Jigg’s Landing. You will paddle up the river for about five miles until you reach the take out at the Linger Lodge. Average trip time is about 2.5 hours.

While the river trip is scenic and relaxing, for many, a trip on the Braden would not be complete with out a stop at the Linger Lodge Restaurant for lunch or dinner. Voted one of the top 5 weirdest restaurant in the U.S., The Linger Lodge has been a local institution for many decades. Be sure to try the Alligator bites and Orange Blossom Pie.

Due to the distance from our main facility on the Little Manatee River, we require a minimum amount of revenue or boats for our Braden River trips. If you need only a small number of boats, check our Trip Calendar and call to reserve your spot on our next scheduled Braden River trip.  If you have a larger group, we can customize the trip for any day you would like. Please call the Canoe Outpost for more details.