Upgrades to Fellsmere Recreation Area will temporarily close parking area and boat ramp

Map of the Fellsmere Closure

Fellsmere Grade Recreation Area will be resurfaced and restriped May 23-25, 2022.

PALATKA, Fla. May 16, 2022 — The St. Johns River Water Management District will temporarily close the Fellsmere Grade Recreation Area (also known as Stick Marsh) parking area and boat ramp beginning the evening of May 22 through May 25 to conduct repairs.

While there is not an alternative boat ramp to access Stick Marsh, those wishing to recreate, can use the nearby Headwaters Lake Boat Ramp located at the District’s Fellsmere Water Management Area (FWMA). The FWMA boat ramp is located four miles west of Babcock Street on the Fellsmere Grade and includes 36 parking spaces, overflow parking west of and adjacent to the paved lot, and restrooms. Daily hours of operation begin one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset.

These dates are subject to change. Stay updated on construction and property closures at this location and all District public lands by visiting www.sjrwmd.com/lands/recreation/announcements and by following the District’s social media.