Bert Maxwell Boat Ramp

Rated for
Vessels Under 22ft

Available Amenities

Accessible Amenities Artificial Reef Bait & Tackle Baseball Basketball Benches Beach Pier Bike Racks Bike Trail Birding Trail Boat Dock Boat Fuel Boat Pumpout Boat Ramp Boat Trailer Parking Canoe Rental Community Center Concession Stand DogPark Drinking Fountain Equestrian Trail Fishing Available Football Golf Grills Hiking Trail Nonmotorized Launch Kayak Rental Lighting Manatee Education Multipurpose Field On the water Paddle Board Rental Parking Pickleball PWC Rental Picnic Shelters Picnic Tables Playground Restaurant Restrooms RiverWalk Sailboard Rental Sailboat Rental Scenic Overlook Skate Park Soccer Splash Pad Surfing Swimming Pool Tennis Trash Barrels Wheelchair Accessible

About Bert Maxwell Boat Ramp

The Bert Maxwell Boat Ramp is located in north Jacksonville, just west of the north end of the Trout River (Interstate 95) Bridge. On land purchased from a member of the well-known Broward family, the facility opened in September 1961 and was named for Albert Maxwell (1910-1961), the Superintendent of Duval County’s parks and playgrounds who died earlier that year. In prior years, Mr. Maxwell had played professional baseball for the Jacksonville Tars, a team first established in 1926. In April 2004 an improvement project added a second boat ramp, floating docks, new restrooms, light poles, landscaping and more. A popular facility, the boat ramp provides the best direct access to the lower Trout River. In 2006, as part of the I-95 roadway expansion, the fishing pier was re-built at no cost to the City of Jacksonville, the pier is now open for public use. Additional features: Some shoaling near ramp; vertical clearance limitations down river
Amenity Count
Benches 2
Boat docks 3
Boat Ramps 2
Car Parking 17
Drinking Fountain  
Fishing Available  
Grills 4
Manatee Education  
Pedestrian Docks 1
Picnic shelters 1
Picnic Tables 7
Restrooms 2