City of Jacksonville

Enjoy Jacksonville's Amazing Waterways

Enhancing access to Jacksonville's waterways is part of the city's Water Access mission to improve quality of life for our residents. Right now JaxParks has a number of public launch sites available for both motorized and non-motorized water craft as well as saltwater and freshwater fishing piers throughout the City.

Marina and Floating Dock Rule:  Docking is allowed up to 72 hours anywhere not marked with specific signage.

Metro Park Marina: Marina Information

Boat Ramps (motorized and non-motorized vessels):

Kayak Launches (non-motorized watercraft only):  CLICK HERE for more Kayak Launch Info

  • Alejandro Garces Camp Tomahawk Park, 8419 San Ardo Rd.
  • Bee Street Park, Bee St. and Utah Ave.
  • Betz-Tiger Point Preserve, 13990 Pumpkin Hill Rd.
  • Blue Cypress Park, 4012 University Bvld. N.
  • Castaway Island Preserve, 2921 San Pablo Road S.
  • Charles Reese Memorial Park, 1200 Ken Knight Drive
  • Chelsea Street, east end of Chelsea St. @ McCoy's Creek
  • Clapboard Creek @ Bradley Pond, 12240 Clapboard Bluff Trail
  • Cradle Creek Preserve, South 15th St. & Fairway Lane
  • Dutton Island Preserve, end of Dutton Island Drive
  • Haulover Creek, 10980 Heckscher Drive
  • Huguenot Memorial Park, 10980 Heckscher Drive
  • Jackson Street Dock, next to YMCA
  • Kayak Amelia, 13030 Heckscher Drive
  • Metro Park Marina, 4110 Gator Bowl Drive
  • Nathan Krestul Park, 2001 LaVaca Road
  • North Shore Park, 7901 Pearl St.
  • Northbank Riverwalk/Gefen Park, end of Forest St. @ St. Johns River
  • Palmetto Leaves Regional Park, 13799 Old St. Augustine Road
  • Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park, 13802 Pumpkin Hill Road
  • Reddie Point Preserve, 4499 Yachtsman Way
  • Ribault River Preserve, 2617 Ribault Scenic Drive
  • Ringhaver Park, 5198 118th St.
  • River Oaks Park, 1201 Brookwood Road
  • Riverview Park, 9620 E. Water St.
  • Rotary Park, 2293 2nd Ave. North, Jax Beach
  • Seminole Park, 4170 McGirts Blvd.
  • Southbank Riverwalk, dock behind School Board Bldg.
  • Stinson Park, 4050 San Juan Ave.
  • Thebaut Sisters Landing @ Browns Creek and Heckscher Dr.
  • Tideviews Preserve, 1 Begonia St.
  • Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park, 4882 Timuquana Rd.

Paddling Guides 
Greater Jacksonville Paddling Guide
Intracoastal Marsh Paddling Guide
Timucuan Trail Waterway Guide
Nassau River-Thomas Creek Paddling Guide

Anchoring Limitation Areas
Ortega River between Grand Ave. Bridge and Timuquana Rd. Bridge (Max. 45 consecutive days in a 6-month period per COJ ORD. 2022-61-E)

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