Boat ramp at Orange Creek Restoration Area to close beginning June 12

Fisherman fishing in a river

The success of the project relies on assistant from the boating community.

Man fishing from a boat

Gravel boat ramp at the Orange Creek Restoration Area is closed for repairs.

PALATKA, Fla., June 12, 2023 — The St. Johns River Water Management District will close the boat ramp at the Orange Creek Restoration Area in Marion County beginning June 12 to make repairs. During this time, visitors can still use the kayak and non-trailered boat launch to access the lake.

The Orange Creek Restoration Area is a combination of restored wetlands, timberlands, pastures, wet prairies and other wetlands. The property offers a variety of recreational opportunities, including hiking, wildlife viewing, bicycling, camping and seasonal hunting. One of the special highlights of this property is the marsh edge trails that are very popular with equestrian users for their shady canopy and resemblance to “Olde Florida.”

Repair work should be complete by the end of the week. For the most up-to-date information on District properties, visit our website at