Bait & Tackle
Boat Trailer Parking
On the water
Paddle Board Rental
The Bert Maxwell Boat Ramp is located in north Jacksonville, just west of the north end of the Trout River (Interstate 95) Bridge. On land purchased from a member of the well-known Broward family, the facility opened in September 1961 and was named for Albert Maxwell (1910-1961), the Superintendent of Duval County’s parks and playgrounds who died earlier that year. In prior years, Mr. Maxwell had played professional baseball for the Jacksonville Tars, a team first established in 1926. In April 2004 an improvement project added a second boat ramp, floating docks, new restrooms, light poles, landscaping and more. A popular facility, the boat ramp provides the best direct access to the lower Trout River. In 2006, as part of the I-95 roadway expansion, the fishing pier was re-built at no cost to the City of Jacksonville, the pier is now open for public use.
Additional features: Some shoaling near ramp; vertical clearance limitations down river