St. Johns River – Shands Pier Road Public Boat Ramp

4051 Old Shands Bridge Boat Launch
Green Cove Springs

United States

Driving Directions from Gainesville to the Shands Pier Road public boat ramp: north to Starke, right/east on Highway 16 at Downtown Starke intersection. Travel through Penney Farms to Green Cove, road dead ends into lighted intersection in downtown Green Cove, take a right and within ¼ mile take a left onto Highway 16 going over the Shands Bridge. Just before the bridge, on your left, is “Shands Pier Road”. Take Pier road until dead ends at ramp. Travel time from Gainesville is 1-1.5 hours.

Shands Pier Road public ramp is best suited for Bay Boat or smaller. Black Creek public ramp is well suited for larger boats and nearby.

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