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.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and FWC is patrolling popular sandbars and social areas 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.

Islamorada Boat Ramps: Indian Key Fill and Founder’s Park 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.