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Friday, January 27, 2023

Marion County announces openings of several boat ramps and onsite restrooms

Marion County has announced the opening of county-operated boat ramps and/or onsite restrooms at a variety of facilities.

All Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission regulations will be enforced with enhanced law enforcement presence at the sites, which include:

  • Carney Island Recreation & Conservation Area boat ramps and restrooms only; Lake Weir
  • Heagy-Burry boat ramp; Orange Lake
  • Moorhead boat ramp and onsite restrooms only; Lake Kerr
  • Moss Bluff North boat ramps and onsite restrooms only; Ocklawaha River
  • Moss Bluff South boat ramps and onsite restrooms; Ocklawaha River
  • Ray Wayside Park boat ramp and restrooms only; Ocklawaha and Silver rivers.

The following county-owned recreation areas and passive open spaces are remaining open to the public:

  • Baseline Road Trailhead and adjacent trailheads
  • Brick City Adventure Park
  • Cougar Park
  • Ocala/Marion County Veterans Memorial Park
  • Ocklawaha Community Park
  • Orange Lake Overlook
  • Salt Springs Civic Park (civic center is managed by the Salt Springs Civic Association)
  • Sandhill Park
  • Silver Springs Conservation Area
  • Silver Springs Shores Park
  • Weirsdale Park
  • Willoughby Park.

County-owned facilities that remain closed to the public include:

  • Playgrounds and pavilions
  • Southeastern Livestock Pavilion
  • Sports complexes.

The following parks and recreation areas also are closed:

  • Belleview Sportsplex
  • Brick City Activity Center
  • Carney Island Recreation & Conservation Area; other than the boat ramps and restrooms
  • Coehadjoe Park
  • Eureka East and Eureka West boat ramps
  • Flemington Park
  • Forest Community Center
  • Gores Landing
  • Hampton Beach
  • Hope boat ramp
  • Horseshoe Lake Park & Retreat
  • John Van Fleet Sports Complex
  • Kiwanis Beach
  • KP Hole Park
  • Liberty Community Park
  • Marshall Swamp Trailhead
  • Orange Lake Community Park
  • Orange Springs boat ramp
  • Rainbow Neighborhood Park
  • Ralph Russell Memorial Park
  • Shocker Park
  • Rotary Sportsplex
  • Wrigley Fields.