Volusia Wharf Boat Ramp

Area Status: Open

One of the rare spots where a boater can directly reach Lake George without having to cross the Volusia Bar, the Volusia Wharf Boat Ramp is an unpaved ramp leading into a dredged channel through the bar. Swing right, and head upriver into Astor; go straight to head into the shallows of Lake George.

Navigating Lake George takes some skill and a trustworthy depthfinder. The lake is broad and very shallow. A breeze will kick up whitecaps quickly. Be aware of weather conditions when you are boating on Lake George.


  • Launching your boat, canoe and kayak from this unimproved boat ramp allows you to access both the St. John River and Lake George.


  • Lake Geroge is a relaxing place to fish, with small coves along the cypress-lined shoreline.

At a Glance

Fees: Free
Usage: Light-Medium
Closest Towns: Astor, upriver several miles

General Information

General Notes:

Lake George has a boater exclusion zone used by the US Air Force for bombing practice. Be sure you consult your navigational maps to steer clear of this zone.


  • Boat ramp
  • Parking

Licenses and Passes


  • Boating in the National Forests in Florida is regulated by the state of Florida. Please visit our boating web page before you grab your personal floatation device and head out onto the water.  


Recreation Map

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Lake and Pond Fishing

River and Stream Fishing

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