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Recreation at North Fork St. Lucie River Aquatic Preserve Quick Topics

Recreation at North Fork St. Lucie Aquatic Preserve includes canoeing, kayaking, motor boating, sailing, water skiing, wake boarding, catch-and-release fishing, and nature viewing. Eco-tour operations provide pontoon trips to educate residents and visitors about the biology and ecology of the aquatic preserve, such as a visit to the bird rookery in Mud Cove during the peak of the nesting season (February to July).

The Savannas Preserve State Park provides an ADA accessible kayak launch on the North Fork of the St Lucie River at the Halpatiokee Nature Trail location. The entrance is located on US1 in Port St. Lucie, south of SE Village Green Drive, about 3/4 mile north of Walton Road. The launch allows transfer from a wheelchair to a kayak or canoe and has a Pull On/Pull off ramp and a paved parking area.

The aquatic preserve currently contains five public boat ramps, three public canoe stopovers and two public marinas. The five public boat ramps include:

  • White City Park.
  • River Park Marina.
  • Veteran's Memorial Park at Rivergate.
  • Sandpiper Bay Marina.
  • C-24 Boat Ramp.

The three canoe stopovers are located at:

With the exception of Sandpiper Bay Marina, public access points are associated with adjacent public lands and managed by local and state agencies.

Sign demonstrating how to use ADA ramp Halpatiokee Trail has an ADA launch for paddlecraft.

River Lilly Cruise tour boat
Map of public access for North Fork St. Lucie River









Last updated: December 06, 2016

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