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These Are The Best Places To Get Your Boat In The Water.  All Are Palm Beach County Operated And Free Of Charge.

#1: Burt Reynoldsí Park: Located 800 & 801  U.S. 1,  north of Indiantown Road.  These ramps have great access to the Jupiter Inlet from a well maintained county park.  There are two sets of ramps:

Burt Reynolds West Side: These two ramps offer quick access to the Intracoastal Waterway.  They are a favorite of fishermen wanting to make a quick run out the inlet.  My experience is that these ramps are used by experienced boaters who sometimes run short patience.  Itís best that you be able to quickly load/unload and get out of the way!  The ramps are lit after dark with two streetlights.  There is 24 hour access.

See photos of Burt Reynolds west side ramps.

Burt Reynolds East Side: These four ramps are a pleasure to use.  The extra capacity keeps things moving, even on crowded days.  The downside is that you have to clear one of two short fixed bridges (one is immediately to the west of the ramps, the other requires that you circle around the island on which the park is located.)

The parking lot is almost always jammed on holidays and weekends.  People use the parkís grassy areas for overflow parking.   I have heard (though not confirmed) that all Burt Reynolds ramps have stops in case you back your trailer in too far.  I have a large trailer and never had a problem, even at extreme low tide.

See photos of Burt Reynolds east side ramps.

#2 Phil Foster Park, East side of the Intracoastal Waterway at the Blue Heron Bridge (Singer Island/Riviera Beach.)  900 E. Blue Heron Blvd.

  This ramp has good access to Peanut Island and the Lake Worth (Palm Beach) Inlet.  There are two wide ramps with a fair amount of parking.  This location can get crowded on weekends (Police close it when parking runs out.)  It is especially crowded now that the Lake Park Marina ramps have closed for renovation.
  WARNING: Riviera Beach Police unfairly ticket visitors.  Carefully check parking signs and do not park on Blue Heron Blvd.

There is an excellent spot for beach dives and snorkeling off the south end of the parking lot. The restrooms and general condition of this park is marginal.  Homeless people sometimes stay here.  Some people are not comfortable in the area after dark.  Overnight parking is not recommended for fear of theft.
See Palm Beach County web site for Phil Foster Park.

# 3 Bert Winters Park, 13425 Ellison Wilson south of Donald Ross Road in Juno Beach.  Two ramps with access to the Intracoastal Waterway.  Itís about a half hour boat ride to the Jupiter Inlet (north) and the Lake Worth (Palm Beach) Inlet (south).  This ramp is less congested because of its location.  Strong current in the Intracoastal Waterway can make it difficult to maneuver upon your return.  Park gates close at night.   See photo.

#4 Juno Park, 2090 Juno Road off Ellison Wilson north of PGA Blvd. in Juno Beach.  One steep ramp with access to the Intracoastal Waterway.  Itís about a half hour boat ride to the Jupiter Inlet (north) and the Lake Worth (Palm Beach) Inlet (south).  This ramp is less congested because of its location.  Strong current in the Intracoastal Waterway can make it difficult to maneuver upon your return.  Park gates close at night.  Check the condition of the dock fenders which can be useless during low tide.  The rampís steep grade and tight tow vehicle turn-around space are of concern to some boaters.  The restrooms and playground are in good condition.  See photos.
Photos: Burt Reynolds West
Photos: Burt Reynolds East
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C-18 Canal, Jupiter (south side of Indiantown Road just east of I-95)  A favorite for Jet Skis.

John Prince Park, 2700 6th Avenue South, Lake Worth

Lake Ida Park, 2929 Lake Ida Rd, Delray Beach (Lake Ida Road access)

Okeeheelee Park, 7715 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach

Stub Canal, 2140 Oglethorpe Rd, West Palm Beach

John Stretch Park, 47225 US Hwy 27, Lake Harbor

Paul Rardin Park, 4600 Bacom Point Rd, Pahokee

South Bay RV Campground, 100 Levee Rd, South Bay
Fresh Water Ramps Palm Beach County

20 Mile Bend Recreation Area, SR 80, on Canal L-40

Anchorage Park, 603 North Anchorage Dr., North Palm Beach

Belle Glade Marina & Campsites, SR 717, on Lake Okeechobee, Torry Island, Belle Glade

Belle Glade Recreation Area, off CR 717, on Lake Okeechobee, Belle Glade

Boat Ramp C-18, 2.4 miles east from crossing Florida's Turnpike and PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens

Canal Point Public Use Area
, off US 27, 25 miles north of South Bay

Gaines Park, Australian Avenue and 15th St., on Lake Worth, West Palm Beach

Hillsboro Recreation Area, west end of CR 827 Canal L-39, north of Boca Raton

J-Mark Fish Camp, SR 717 Torry Island, on Lake Okeechobee, Belle Glade

John Prince Memorial Park, 2520 Lake Worth Road on Lake Osborne, Lake Worth

John Stretch Memorial Park, 47225 US Hwy. 27, at Lake Okeechobee

L-8 Boat Ramp North, 3.8 miles north of SR 80, on West Side of L-8 Canal, West Palm Beach

Lake Ida Park, 2929 Lake Ida Road, on Lake Ida, Delray Beach

Lake Ida, Lake Ida Road, Boynton Beach

Lake Mangonia Boat Ramp, 29th Street and Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach

Lake Wyman Community Park, 1600 NE 5th Avenue, Intracoastal Waterway, Boca Raton

Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Route 1, Boynton

Mangonia Lake Park, 23rd Street and Australian Avenue, on Lake Mangonia, West Palm Beach

Maplewood ó DRI, 101 Timber Lane, on Jones Creek, Jupiter

Miami Canal Boat Ramp, Miami Canal at Bolles and Miami Canals, south of Lake Harbor

Pahokee Breakwater Park and Harbor, 171 N Lake Ave., Pahokee

Pahokee Marina Campground, 200 Upper Lake Drive and US 441, on Lake Okeechobee, Pahokee

Pioneer Canal Park, NW 9th Street and NW 13th Avenue, on Canal 16, Boynton Beach

S-2 Boat Ramp, US 27, on New River Canal, South Bay

Silver Palm, CR 811 and Palmetto Road, Boca Raton

Six-Mile Bend Boat Ramp, SR 827 and US 441 at Six Mile Bend, on Hillsboro Canal, Chamblee

Slims Fish Camp, SR 717 Torry Island, on Lake Okeechobee, Belle Glade

South Bay Access Area, US 27 and Rim Canal, on Lake Okeechobee, South Bay

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