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Boating and Fishing

Alsdorf Park / 14th Street Boat Ramp
Alva Boat Ramp
Alvin L. Ward Senior Park
Anne Kolb Nature Center
Bert Winters Park
Bishop Park Boat Ramp
Boaters Park
Bob Mason Waterfront Park
Bryant Park
Burt Reynolds Park
C. Scott Driver Park
Canal Point Park and Community Center
Centennial Park
Cherry Creek Ramp
Clewiston Recreation Area
Collier-Seminole State Park
Currie Park
Dale Wimbrow Park
Deerfield Island Park
Downtown Stuart
Dyess Ditch Canal Recreation Area
E.G. Sewell Memorial Park
Edith Weiner Hack Park
George English Park
Harbour Towne / Robert E. Houston Park Boat Ramp
Harvey Oyer Park
Hickey's Creek Mitigation Park
Holland Park
Hosford Park
Indian Riverside Park
Island City Park Preserve
Istokpoga Canal Boat Ramp Area
Istokpoga Park
J&S Fish Camp (Chancy Bay Recreation Area) Boat Ramp
Jim Barry Light Harbor Park
Jimmy Graham Park
John Prince Park
John Stretch Park
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
Juno Dunes Natural Area
Juno Park
Knowles Park
LaBelle Recreation Access Area (Hendry County Boat Dock)
Lake Catherine Park
Lake Ida Park
Lake Okeechobee Recreation Area
Legion Memorial Park
Margaret van de Velde Park / Harney Pond Recreation Area
Matlacha Boat Ramp
Maurice Gibb Memorial Park (Island View Park)
Moore Haven Marina Boat Ramp
Moore Haven Riverwalk
Moore's Creek Boat Ramp
Munyon Island
Okeeheelee Park
Paul Rardin Park
Pendarvis Cove Park
Phil Foster Park
Pioneer Park
Platts Bluff
Riverland Woods Park
Rotary Park Hollywood
Round Island Riverfront Park
S-65C Lock Campground Boat Ramp
Shepard Park (Shephard Park)
South Bay RV Park
Spanish River Park
St Lucie Locks / Phipps Park
Stuart Riverwalk
Stub Canal Park
Taylor Creek Ramp
Timer Powers Park
Trapper Nelson Homestead
Twenty Mile Bend Recreation Area
Veteran's Memorial Park at Rivergate
Veterans Beach
WP Franklin Lock Recreation Area (South)
West Lake Park
White City Park
Windy Point Park

South Florida Boating and Fishing

South Florida is world-reknown for its boating and fishing opportunities. There are thousands of charter fishing boats ready to take you to the catch of a lifetime. Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale are particularly known for recreational boating and offer numerous boat ramps. As these boat ramps are maintained by different governmental agencies, there is no real list of all South Florida Boat Ramps. We've assembled a fairly comprehensive list of ramps and boating-oriented places, all based on our own personal trips.

Munyon Island

Munyon Island

Sitting in the north part of the Lake Worth Lagoon in the Intracoastal you'll find Munyon Island. The island has an interesting history, with inhabitants including, at various times, an eccentric tent-dweller, and a horticultural family who reportedly grew at least 28 varieties of fruit here and built a two-story house. Perhaps the most bizarre was the Island's namesake, Dr. James Munyon, who in 1903 built the Hotel Hygeia, which catered to rich northerners who swam in the "Fountain of Youth" and drank Munyon's "healing" fermented papaya juice. The five-story hotel, which had 21 rooms and eight baths, burned down in 1917. Since then it seems that no one has lived on the island. It was used as a deposit site for dredging spoils through the mid-1950's, and today is part of John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. A recent restoration project removed exotic foliage, added tidal channels and ponds, and removed much of the spoil material. In November of 2010 a new boat docking facility opened, making the island a little more accessible - previously, we'd had to either beach our boat on the shore or anchor in the shallow water and wade in. A boardwalk runs through the island, with several covered picnic shelters along the way. All that remains of Hotel Hygeia are a few stones from a perimeter wall, and it's not too easy to get to them, with all of the cloth-grabbing thorny plants along the way! The island is a very popular kayak destination. While Munyon Island does have picnic facilities, there are no restrooms, no drinking fountains, and the mosquitoes will be THICK in the summer - you have been warned! (Munyon Island continued)

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George English Park (Fort Lauderdale)
George English Park offers athletic fields, a tennis center, and a playground but all we are interested in today are the boat ramps. There are two boat ramps a...
Clewiston Recreation Area (Clewiston)
On the south side on Lake Okeechobee you'll find Clewiston Recreation Area (also known as Clewiston City Marina & Boat Ramp). This boat ramp has three two-lane...
Harvey Oyer Park (Boynton Beach)
Right along US 1 (Just south of Gateway Blvd) in Boynton Beach you'll find the boat ramp that changes names more than a con man. Formerly the Boynton Beach Boa...
John Prince Park (Lake Worth)
This 726-acre park surrounds Lake Osborne. Enjoy a wealth of water-based activities, or spend the day on land. Launch your boat, go fishing or water skiing, o...
Okeeheelee Park (West Palm Beach)
Okeeheelee Park covers 900 acres west of West Palm Beach, adjacent to the Florida Turnpike. At Okeeheelee Park, you'll find something for the whole family - fr...
Jonathan Dickinson State Park (Hobe Sound)
Sitting aside the Loxahatchee River, Jonathan Dickinson State Park covers over 11,000 acres and 13 natural Florida habitats. The park is abundant with wildlife...
Munyon Island (North Palm Beach)
Sitting in the north part of the Lake Worth Lagoon in the Intracoastal you'll find Munyon Island. The island has an interesting history, with inhabitants incl...
Round Island Riverfront Park (Vero Beach)
2009 UPDATE: We visited Round Island park in early October to launch our boat, and to our surprise and great pleasure, there was a big group of manatees ...
Windy Point Park (Lake Placid)
Windy Point Park sits on the south side of Lake Istokpoga, a very popular fishing lake in the area. It appears that the main draw here is the boat ramp. The...
Stub Canal Park (West Palm Beach)
This park (more like "parking lot") has been here for a gazillion years and seems to have a dozen different name. Oglethorpe Park, Stub Canal Park, Tuxedo Park...

 


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