On the estuary side of Shoal Line Blvd, Jenkins Creek Park looks out across the maze of watery grasslands where Jenkins Creek flows west to meet the Weeki Wachee River.
Location: Hernando Beach
Address: 6401 Shoal Line Blvd, Hernando Beach
Land Manager: Hernando County
Open daily 24 hours
Follow SR 50 west from US 19 to the turnoff for Shoal Line Rd. Continue 2.3 miles to the park entrance on the right.
The park includes a boat launch and large parking area, as well as the picnic tables and waterfront boardwalk beloved of anglers.
Along with Bayport Park, this park provides the other terminus for the Coastal Paddling Trail, which stretches out through the estuary that lies at your feet when you stand on the edge of dry land.
Be be mindful of the tides. Sometimes it’s better to launch from Bayport Park and ride the tide in.