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.