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Kirkpatrick Dam Boat Ramp

Area Status: Unknown

Rodman Boat Ramp

With one of the busier boat ramps in the Ocala National Forest, the Rodman Recreation Area at the Kirkpatrick Dam spillway provides anglers access to the natural section of the Ocklawaha River flowing towards the St. Johns.

The U.S. Forest Service does not manage this boat ramp. For more information, please call Greenways and Trails at 386-937-3612.

Launch at Rodman Boater launching downstream from spillway Rodman Reservoir Fishing off the Rodman pier Fishing piers flanking spillway

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Free
Permit Info: Fishing? You must have a valid Florida Freshwater Fishing License.
Restrictions: If you're fishing, the regulations of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission for freshwater fishing apply.
Closest Towns: Palatka is north along SR 19, with full services.
Water: Drinking water
Restroom: Flush toilets
Information Center: Ocklawaha Paddling Trail (Putnam County)

General Information


Paved, with ample room for boat trailers.


Accessible fishing pier on the east side of the spillway.


Follow SR 19 south from Palatka or north from Salt Springs. Turn west on Kirkpatrick Dam Road and continue several miles to the spillway. Parking is provided on both sides. Restrooms, paved boat ramp, picnic tables, and fishing pier are on the east side. The west side is managed by the Office of Greenways & Trails, and includes an unimproved boat ramp, fishing pier, and access for canoe launch.

General Notes:

The eastern parking area also serves as a trailhead for the Florida Trail.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



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Picnic tables
Drinking water
Toilets Restrooms
Boat ramp
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