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GUIDE LISTING BY STATUTE MILE AND STATE

FLORIDA

 

Atlantic ICW or AICW - 712 StM to 1152.5 StM

Okeechobee Water Way or OWW - StM 0 Stuart, FL  to StM 156 Punta Rassa, FL 

Gulf ICW or GICW - StM 0 Punta Rassa, FL to StM 170 Perdido Key, FL (15 miles west of Pensacola)

 

 

737.8 StM

Jim King Park and Boat Ramp at Sisters Creek Marina Jacksonville, FL – Located on Pine Island, 72 hours free dockage is available at two floating concrete dock areas in the 23 acre park, which is the site of a former commercial marina purchased by the City of Jacksonville in 1997. There are no power hookups available. Restroom are available, but no showers, picnic area, and playground are available. Docks on the north side of the park are located directly off the ICW in Clapboard Creek across from Sister Island. Some charts show this is Hannah Mills Creek.  Also located in Jim King Park are two docks directly on the ICW in Sisters Creek just north of Sister Creek Draw Bridge. There are reports of shallow water at low tide at the dock nearest the drawbridge. The park is the location of the annual Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament and is closed to the public during the tournament. Check http://kingfishtournament.com/ for dates.

Phone: 904-630-0839

Email: jaxparks@coj.net

Link to Map Sisters Creek: https://goo.gl/maps/YbHNrhj4AVr

Coordinates Sisters Creek: 30°23'43.9"N 81°27'31.6"W or 30.39552, -81.45877

Link to Map Clapboard Creek: https://goo.gl/maps/MLRMqw9HTE92

Coordinates Clapboard Creek: 30°23'53.3"N 81°27'29.5"W or 30.39813, -81.45819

Visit: http://www.coj.net/departments/parks-and-recreation/recreation-and-community-programming/waterways-and-boating/boat-ramps/17---jim-king-park-and-boat-ramp-at-sisters-creek-.aspx

 

738.5 StM

Metropolitan Park Marina Jacksonville, FL – Located 15 miles off the ICW the Metropolitan Park Marina, aka Jacksonville Municipal Marina offers 72 hour free dockage during a 30 day period except during football games and special events. Check the web site link below for the schedule at this marina. Services include 30 and 50 amp electric at $8.56 per night. 78 slips are available offering water, free pump-out, restrooms and showers. Open flame grilling can only be done on the grills in the park. Docks are located approximately one mile from free Landings Docks in downtown Jacksonville.

Thanks to ICW Free Docks contributor Rene Spires of s/f Defiant for reporting on 12/23/18 that water depths in the slips is estimated to be 3’-4’ at low tide. Vessels with drafts 5’ and up should stay at the end dock or sea wall docks.

Phone Dockmaster: 904-630-0839

Email City of Jacksonville Dockmaster: jsuber@coj.net

Link to Map: https://goo.gl/maps/nNG3fEx3qBR2

Coordinates: 30°19'10.7"N 81°38'27.7"W or 30.31963, -81.64102

Visit: http://www.coj.net/departments/parks-and-recreation/recreation-and-community-programming/waterways-and-boating/marina-information.aspx

 

738.5 StM – Jacksonville Landings Jacksonville, FL – Located 16 StM off the ICW, The Jacksonville Landings is located directly on the Riverwalk and is home to festivals, entertainment and many shops and restaurants and offers over 800’ of free docking for visitors by boat. Maximum length of stay is 72 hours in a 30 day period except during special events. No open flames are allowed on docked boats. The Landings often hosts special events, so it is recommended that cruisers review the schedule on their web site before making plans to dock there. The docks at The Jacksonville Landings were heavily damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017.

Per Captain Jim Suber, the dockmaster for the City of Jacksonville, the docks at The Landings will be reopened on 10/26/18 on a limited basis, between Benny’s and the Main Street Bridge. Also, Captain Suber informed ICW FREE DOCKS that the City is completing the design and permitting to replace The Landings with all new docks and he anticipates that the bid will go out in the spring of 2019.

Per ICW Free Docks contributor sv Mylady on 07/11/19 the docks are completely out of order and closed. Furthermore, no one was responsive at the contact numbers listed. ICW Free Docks is investigating and will update this listing as soon as information is received.

Phone: The Landings: 904-353-1188

Or City of Jacksonville Dockmaster: 904-355-4857

Email: jsuber@coj.net

Link to Map: https://goo.gl/maps/NyZC6KmL35p

Coordinates: 30.32427, -81.65955 or 30.32427, -81.65955

Visit: https://www.jacksonvillelanding.com/

Or: https://www.jacksonvillelanding.com/directions-parking/

Or: https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/jacksonville/boaters-stranded-by-lack-of-access-to-jacksonville-city-docks

Or: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/citys-vision-for-jacksonville-landing-space

 

800.2 StM

Bing’s Landing at Palm's Coast, FL – This location can no longer be listed as a Free Dock as access for cruising boats is not allowed. Per ICW Free Dock contributor Mike Herbon on May 4, 2019, there is signage that mooring (docking) is NOT allowed. There is a ramp and adjacent docks located inside the cut, which would be appropriate for a dinghy to tie up, but docking is limited to only 20 minutes. There does not appear to be a safe anchorage near Bing’s Landing, which would allow launching a dinghy.

Located directly on the ICW Bing’s Landing is an 8 acre park is a historical site located within a maritime oak forest and includes with restrooms, a fishing pier, boat ramp, and picnic facilities. Captain’s BBQ, a popular restaurant is located at the park.

Phone: 386-313-4020

Email:

Link to Map: https://goo.gl/maps/w77x4YzKJH42

Coordinates: 29°36'55.0"N 81°12'17.6"W or 29.61528, -81.20489

Visit: http://www.flaglercounty.org/departments/bings_landing.php

Or Captain’s BBQ: https://www.captainsbbqbaittackle.com/

 

846.4 StM

New Smyrna Beach, FL – Located just north of Harris Saxon (fixed) Bridge on Lytle Avenue/A1A is the 8 acre Riverside Park overlooking the Indian River/ICW in the downtown area. There are semi-circle docks at the north and south end of the park. Boats can stay up to 10 hours, but overnight docking is not allowed.  If there is an event at the Brannon Center, located in the park, then no docking is allowed. There are restrooms and nearby restaurants. The New Smyrna Beach (NSB) City Marina is located approximately ¼ mile north of the docks at Riverside Park. The Marina Manager Pam Payton can provide information on availability of dock space at the park docks as well as transient dockage (fee charged) at the NSB City Marina.

Phone Parks Department: 386-424-2205

Phone NSB City Marina: 386-409-2042

Email: https://www.cityofnsb.com/forms.aspx?FID=143

Email NSB City Marina Manager: mpayton@cityofnsb.com

Link to Map: https://goo.gl/maps/usdxu9DgJA22

Coordinates: 29°01'31.8"N 80°55'09.3"W or 29.02551, -80.91926

Visit: http://www.cityofnsb.com/764/Parks

Or: http://www.nsbwaterfrontloop.com/

 

897.9 StM

Cocoa Beach, FL – Located south of Hubert Humphrey Memorial/Merritt Island Bridge (Florida Highway 520) in the Indian River directly on the ICW adjacent to the 11.55 acre Lee Wenner Park. 100’ of docks will accommodate approximately two boats although rafting has been reported. There is conflicting information about whether overnight docking is allowed. ICW Free Docks can only list this free dock as for day use only. Park amenities include: A pavilion, grills, picnic tables, restrooms, playground, and benches are connected by a paved walkway, while a boardwalk adjacent to the boat docks extends to Cocoa Riverfront Park and Historic Cocoa Village. This dock is reportedly damaged from the hurricanes and closed for use. An email was sent on 10/30/18 requesting the current status of this dock and possibly other parks in Brevard County with docking facilities. ICW Free Docks contributor Rick Garvin reported 11/15/18 that there is lots of evidence of work in progress, but the dinghy and T-docks are not accessible. He anchored out and dinghy in to the dock at the boat ramp.

 Phone: 321 -633-1874

Email: Terry.Lane@brevardparks.com

Link to Map: https://goo.gl/maps/usdxu9DgJA22

Coordinates: 29°01'31.8"N 80°55'09.3"W or 28.35493, -80.72218

Visit: https://www.brevardfl.gov/ParksRecreation/Central/Home

Or: http://www.brevardcounty.us/ParksRecreation/Central/LeeWenner/Home

 

1022.4 StM

West Palm Beach, FL – Located directly on the ICW just north of the Royal Park Highway 704 Draw Bridge the City of West Palm Beach has two newly renovated free public docks along Flagler Drive that provides easy access to downtown West Palm Beach where there are many shops, restaurants, parks, and a Farmers Market. Boaters are permitted to use the free docks from 5:00AM to midnight. Overnight use from midnight until 5:00AM is prohibited, but anchoring between the docks is allowed. The north or Clematis Street Dock has a maximum capacity of 24 vessels. This is the main pedestrian dock and features a unique landscape with shaded seating areas, planters with native species of plants and an underwater ecosystem. Rafting is not allowed. The south or Fern Street Dock has a maximum of 12 vessels. For additional information contact the West Palm Beach Waterfront Visitor Information Center located in the Waterfront Commons Great Lawn on North Clematis near the docks.

Phone City of West Palm Beach: 561-822-2222

Phone Visitors Center: 561-881-9757

Email Visitors Center: https://www.visitpalmbeach.com/contact/

Link to Map for north or Clematis Street Dock: https://goo.gl/maps/p7WZokLiFbt

Coordinates for north or Clematis Street Dock: 26°42'43.3"N 80°02'52.2"W or 26.71202, -80.04784

Link to Map for south or Fern Street Dock: https://goo.gl/maps/nJdF7GKANuq

Coordinates for south or Fern Street Dock: 26°42'37.8"N 80°02'55.5"W or 26.7105, -80.04875

Visit: http://wpb.org/Departments/Waterfront/City-Docks

Or Visitors Center: https://www.visitpalmbeach.com/visitors-information-center/

1062.3 StM

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Public Floating Boat Dock and Pavilion – Located directly on the ICW and approximately 1,000’ north of Sunrise Boulevard, the 230’ public floating dock and boating pavilion was opened in June 2018 providing boaters direct access to the 180 acre Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. Built along a 1.2 mile 100 year old seawall, directly across from the anchorage at Sunrise Bay, the park offers restrooms, picnic tables, beach access, a visitor’s center, and is adjacent to Ft. Lauderdale water taxi stop #8. Visit the park web site below for a full list of amenities. The popular Ft. Lauderdale Canine/Dog Beach is located just .37 mile or 1,935’ walk through the park from the dock.

Rules for dock usage are:

$2.00 per person for park entry and dock usage.

Dock is for PUBLIC USE ONLY – no commercial use: water taxi, boat tours, etc.

Dock is open from 8:00 AM until sundown, 365 days/year. The dock is closed at sunset.

No fishing from the dock.

No alcohol permitted.

No vessels over 30’.

8 vessels maximum at any one time.

Phone: 954-468-2791 or 954-564-4521

Email Park Manager: Kyle.Easley@FloridaDEP.gov

Link to Map: https://goo.gl/maps/AoPMfDfs92y

Coordinates: 26°08'34.3"N 80°06'24.1"W or 26.14287, -80.1067

Visit: www.floridastateparks.org/HughTaylorBirch

Or: https://www.fortlauderdaledaily.com/upfront/noteworthy/hugh-taylor-birch-state-park-opens-public-floating-boat-dock-and-pavilion

Or: https://watertaxi.com/

ICW Free Docks does not list any Free Docks on the AICW south of Ft Lauderdale, FL at this time.

OKEECHOBEE WATERWAY (OWW) OR CANAL FREE DOCKS

The Okeechobee Waterway (OWW) is an inside protected passage across the Florida Peninsula starting in Stuart, FL on the east coast near AICW StM 988 and running approximately 156 StM west where it intersects with Gulf ICW near Punta Rassa on Florida’s Gulf coast. Information on Free Docks on the OWW is incomplete and being added at this time

StM 6.5

Boardwalk and Courtesy Dock in Stuart, FL – Conveniently located just east of US1/Roosevelt Bridge less than ½ miles off the OWW on the St. Lucie River and behind City Hall, the Free Dock is available for day use, but overnight docking is not allowed. There is a 300’ face dock and fishing pier as well as 6 finger piers approximately 27’long providing space for up to 13 boats. The Boardwalk and Courtesy Dock is conveniently located in Historical Downtown Stuart where it’s an easy walk to many restaurants and stores. The park area includes a boardwalk, stage, benches, drinking fountains, pet station, picnic tables, recycling receptacles and restrooms. You can also board the Stuart Tram in the City Hall parking lot. See links below.

Phone: 772-288-5340

Email: http://cityofstuart.us/index.php/en/component/mailto/?tmpl=component&template=urbanus&link=f1547351e7fa0f0f120a5f1ab89f8d88aec7050e

Link to map: https://goo.gl/maps/sRWN4hNygHN2

Coordinates: 27°12'07.2"N 80°15'14.3"W or 27.202, -80.25398

Visit: http://cityofstuart.us/index.php/en/city-docks

Or: http://cityofstuart.us/index.php/en/tram-routes-info

Or: https://stuartmainstreet.org/mapstramparking/

 

StM 8

Shepard Park in Stuart, FL - Located on the North Fork of the St. Lucie River just west of the Old Roosevelt Bridge near Sunset Bay Marina and anchorage, the 600’ seawall has reported depths of 4’ to 5-1/2’. There is a 4 hour docking limit with no overnight docking, although some cruisers have reported staying without problems. Since it’s a city park there is little security or privacy but there are restrooms without showers, picnic tables with grills, playground, and there is water available. Easy walk to downtown Stuart and there is a Publix, laundry, and restaurants close to the park. The park is dog friendly if they are kept on a leash.

Phone: 772-288-5340

Email: http://www.cityofstuart.us/index.php/en/component/mailto/?tmpl=component&template=urbanus&link=db8e97f88dfc9d0a07cdcecfdf63807654ab7910

Link to map: https://goo.gl/maps/8h3tb2PDN9M2

Coordinates: 27°11'46.5"N 80°15'32.5"W or 27.19625, -80.25903

Visit: http://www.cityofstuart.us/index.php/shepard-park

 

GULF ICW

StM 0 Punta Rassa, FL to StM 170 Perdido Key, FL (15 miles west of Pensacola)

Information on Free Docks on the GICW is incomplete and being added at this time

 

139 StM

Dunedin Municipal Marina, FL - Located .3 mile off the GICW, the city owned marina has 7 Free Docks available on a first come basis for day use or less than 24 hours. Slip size is limited to less than 40’ LOA and 13’ beam. Restaurants, small coffee shops, neighborhood style grocery stores, and shopping venues are located less than a block away in the downtown area. Restrooms, a picnic area, and children’s play area are located at Edgewater Park across from the marina. Contact Bill Frantz, the harbor master, for more details.

Dunedin is located between Clearwater and Tarpon Springs. Visitors can ride the Jolley Trolley, for a small fee, from the marina in Dunedin to the beaches of Clearwater Beach or use it to reach Tarpon Springs. See the link below for details.

Thanks to ICW Free Docks Contributor Manuel Farinas for information and pictures on Dunedin Municipal Marina.

Address: 51 Main Street, Dunedin, Fl.  34698

Phone: 727-298-3030

Email: wfrantz@dunedinfl.net

Link to Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Ewp2fjE36Xw

Coordinates: 28°00'44.6"N 82°47'34.8"W or 28.01238, -82.793

Visit: https://www.dunedingov.com/city-departments/parks-recreation/facilities/marina

Or: http://www.dunedinfl.com/dunedin-marina

Or: www.clearwaterjolleytrolley.com

 

 

Please comment or send an email to ICW Free Docks and advise of any Free Docks that can be added to this list or updates on existing Free Docks. Be as specific as possible about location, ICW mile marker, nearest highway bridge, etc. ICW Free Docks guide was completely updated in October 2018. Revisions are made as needed.

 

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