On a recent afternoon we decided to check out Jigg’s Landing which is part of the Manatee County Park System. Located on the Ever’s Reservoir and the Braden River, the park offers freshwater fishing and canoeing/kayaking opportunities. In addition there are picnic shelters, playground and even several rustic rental cabins.
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.
If you go be sure to take your binoculars as it’s a great spot for bird watching and just enjoying nature. For more information visit the Manatee County Government website.