Boating, Fishing & Boat Ramps

Boating and Boat Ramps

ALL PUBLIC BOAT RAMPS ARE CLOSED TO VISITORS DUE TO THE FLORIDA KEYS BEING CLOSED TO VISITORS. 

If people don’t follow instructions regarding social distancing, Monroe County and local municipalities could take further action limiting water access.

Gatherings of more than 10 are also not allowed on the water. By state order, boats are expected to stay 50 feet apart. Rafting and daisy changes are not allowed. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and FWC areis patrolling popular sandbars and social areas, as well as working to keep mainland boaters out of Keys waters.  on the water, especially for boaters who are “rafting” multiple vessels together and otherwise ignoring social distancing. Patrols will increase on high traffic days like Saturday and Sunday.

Closed Ramps

Islamorada: Indian Key Fill and Founder’s Park boat ramps are closed.

FDEP-owned boat ramp at Little Duck Key (west side of 7 Mile Bridge is closed due to it being a part of the Florida State Park system. 

Fishing Bridges

ALL FLORIDA KEYS FISHING BRIDGES ARE CLOSED TO FISHING. The bridges were closed to fishing by DEP who oversees the Overseas Heritage Trail. This was done in an effort to reduce the large numbers of people often congregating on the bridges. Walking, biking, running across the bridges is allowed.