Experience a slice of old Florida at the Rye Preserve! Rye Preserve is a 145-acre property located just northwest of the Lake Manatee Dam. The property features nature trails, horseback trails, picnic areas, a playground and a canoe/kayak launch.
The preserve’s trail system leads visitors through four distinctive ecosystems including sand pine scrub, xeric oak scrub, oak hammocks, and the river community. A variety of interesting creatures can be seen in these areas including the rare gopher tortoise and Florida scrub-jay.
Rye Preserve is home to a piece of Manatee County’s early pioneer history. Within the preserve, visitors can view the Rye Family Cemetery, the last remaining reminder of the old Rye River community.
Canoeing, Fishing: Freshwater, Geocaching, Guided Tours, Paddle-boarding, Primitive Camping, School Field Trips, Service Learning/Volunteer Opportunities, Summer/Holiday Camps, Wildlife Viewing
Canoe/Kayak Launch, Hiking Trails, Meeting/Retreat Center, Outdoor Classroom, Paddling Trails, Pavilions, Restrooms
Rye Preserve905 Rye Wilderness Trail
Parrish, FL 34219
Phone: (941) 776-0900
Rye Preserve Website