Hood Landing ramp provides good access to the southern portions of the St. Johns River in Duval County. Although the ramp is well constructed and can handle most trailerable boats, there is very little parking and the lot is at capacity by 6:00 am on weekends.
Goodbys Creek Boat Ramp is lcoated on the south side of Goodbys Lake and San Jose Boulevard. Ramp amenities include picnic tables and rest rooms. The ramp, which serves the busy Baymeadows area, has three lanes and is ADA accessible.
Wayne B. Stevens Ramp is a well constructed ramp serving the majority of the Westside boaters. It is capable of handling all trailerable boats and also has a hand launch area. The large number of boaters and limited facilities on the Westside make this a very busy ramp on weekends and holidays.
St. Johns Marina is the closest ramp to the downtown area. The ramp is used primarily on weekends by boaters not traveling far from downtown on the river, either for fishing or cruising. During city events the ramp reaches beyond full capacity in parking and launching. Overflow parking may be utilized under the Acosta Bridge. The ramp is not ADA accessible due to lack of floating docks and barriers.
Strong current, some shoaling near ramp; high vessel traffic.
Arlington Road ramp provides excellent access to the downtown area via water and is well used by recreational boaters and some commercial fishermen. The right side of the ramp has settled some, but is still useable. Parking at the ramp is somewhat limited.
T.K. Stokes ramp is a well used ramp on the Ribault River not far from Harborview Ramp . The ramp is in good condition and can handle most trailerable boats, however this portion of the river is not suitable for deeper draft vessels.
Bert Maxwell ramp is a well used ramp for local fishermen and provides the best direct access to the lower Trout River. The ramp was improved in 1993 with new bulkheads, however the entrance channel has silted in considerably and is difficult for larger boats at low tide. There is a large parking area but, because of this ramp's popularity, the lot is often full on weekends.
Arlington Lions Club ramp is located in a recreational area with many amenities including picnic areas and nature trails. The ramp is in good condition, and is an excellent alternative to Arlington Road Ramp (7). Loading and unloading of boats can be challenging during times of peak current flow. Some shoaling has occurred in the ramp area and adjacent to the docks. Parking is adequate for similar ramps of this size.
Lonnie Wurn ramp is a new facility located in Mill Cove in the St. Johns River. This single lane ramp provides access to the northern portions of the river and Mill Cove. The ramp is part of a recreational park that also has a fishing pier and playground. The level of usage at the ramp is influenced by tides, and is very shallow at lower tides. The entrance channel is reportedly shallow as well.