• Using the Lake Monroe Wayside Boat Ramp

    The Lake Monroe Wayside Boat Ramp is one of the easiest and prettiest places that grants access to Florida’s longest River: The St. Johns River. Just off of 17-92 The Wayside Boat Ramp is located on the southwest shore of Lake Monroe, just North of Lake Mary.

     The Boat Ramp is located in Wayside Park which also offers lovely picnic areas that outlook the St. Johns River. From here you can sit back in one of the 2 available pavilions and watch for some of Florida’s beautiful native birds. If your lucky you might even spot a lazy alligator or two drifting by.

    What is very cool about this Park is the old Swing bridge that you can still go on to date. The structure of the bridge itself is fascinating as well as the history behind the bridge, which is displayed on a few captivating information boards along the bridge. Even if you aren’t interested in the bridges historical significance, it’s still a great place to fish off of, or go for a little stroll.

    Lake Monroe Park offers many sitting areas, picnic tables, benches and plenty of parking. It’s equipped with 2 structurally sound boat ramps with quality paving that can accommodate up to 4 boats at a time. For your convenience there are also 3 floating docks that allow passengers to enter and exit boats safely and with ease. Kayaks or Canoes or any other small nautical vessel can be launched from the shore anywhere in the park.

    Whether you are looking to sit back, relax and watch the river flow by, take your family out on the river or go for a fishing excursion, Lake Monroe Wayside Park & Boat Ramp has you covered. So come on down! The Boat ramp is opened every day, every week, all the time! Located on 4150 NW HYW 17-92 in Sanford FL.

    Made possible by Leisure Services Department and Greenways and Natural Lands Division (mailing address: 100 E 1st Street, Sanford FL 32771), and are available for any questions or concerns you might have via phone: 407.665.2179 or fax: 407.655.2179.

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