Florida

Vacation Information
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Link to Ramping information
Courtesy of the Florida Division of Freshwater Fisheries


 

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St. Johns River.
The St. Johns River Runs from Jacksonville south to just southwest of Melbourne. It helps to manage ground and surface water supplies in all or part of 19 counties in northeast and east-central Florida. It also features a huge variety of wildlife and plenty of history where you can follow 200-year-old paddle strokes of naturalist explorer William Bartram. St. Johns and its confluent streams remain surprisingly unaffected by time or tourism, shrouded still in thick cypress woods, entwined with moss and vines, alive with gators, limpkins, ospreys, bears and bobcats (portions not recommended for water skiing). There are numerous lakes and access points all up and down the river. Large craft can Navigate from Jacksonville through to about Lake Beresford while smaller can reach to Lake Monroe, Mullett or Jessup (depending on water levels). Kayaks or canoes can do nearly all of it. Lakes easily accessible from Jacksonville south include Little Lake George and Lake George near Pierson and Highway 17, Lake Dextor near Astor on Florida State Route 40 (Kimball Island is a must see state park !), Lake Beresford near Florida State Route 44 and West Deland, Lake Monroe off I-4 north of Orlando (may have trouble navigating from Lake Beresford southward in large vessels but nearly all the lakes have accessible ramps), Mullet Lake off state route 46, Lake Jessup near state route 46 and other lakes farther south include Lake Harvey / Gopher Slough, Clark, Caiine Poinsett, Winder, Washington, Sawgrass and Helen Blazes. To really get the feel of the trip and the historical aspects, be sure to visit the Discovery Web site by Clicking Here.
Lake Okeechobee and Okeechobee Waterway.
Lake Okeechobee is the 2nd largest freshwater lake in the U.S.. Excellent fishing and sight seeing year round. There are 10 recreational are located along this 52 mile waterway. You can Navigate from Ft. Meyers in the Caloosachatchee River to Lake Okeechobee out to Stuart into the Atlantic Ocean. Bass fishing is popular here.

Other Info.
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Information based on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers brochures and boaters information.
If you know of any other great spots in Florida for boating (of all types), or have more information, feel free to E-Mail us at Boating America