Lake Eaton Boat Ramp and Pier

Area Status: Open

Pier leading off into a lake.

Get ready for a morning of bass fishing at Lake Eaton when you visit the pier and boat ramp providing access to this broad, shallow, cypress-lined lake. This day-use area is adjacent to the Lake Eaton Campground.


  • Access to Lake Eaton for boaters is at the end of the entrance road for the Lake Eaton Campground. You do not need to be camping to enjoy lake access, which is open year-round.

Fishing and Nature Viewing

  • Shallow and broad, Lake Eaton covers 308 acres and is accessible from several points along its extensive shoreline for fishing, birding and wildlife watching. 
  • Fish from the pier at the adjacent Lake Eaton day use area or drop your boat in at the ramp.

Nearby Lake Eaton Campground

A large, shallow lake cradled by the Big Scrub, Lake Eaton offers many distinctive faces. As a seasonal access area, the Lake Eaton Campground has only 14 sites.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Gates are locked from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Fees: $5 per vehicle day-use fee. No additional boat launch fee.
Closest Towns: Forest Corners is six miles south along CR 314 with grocery, hardware, bank and gas station. Salt Springs, north via CR314, has a full-fledged outfitter with bait and tackle.

General Information

General Notes:

Amenities at Campground

  • Campsites: 14 tent and RV primitive campsites
  • Interpretive nature trail
  • Parking
  • Vault toilets 

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.  



Lake and Pond Fishing

Boating - Motorized

Boating - Non-Motorized

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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