Marion County Aquaholics Paddlers Group, Inc.



Paddle Often, Paddle Safely  

St Johns River

Blue Springs

Map It!! - Blue Springs
N 28 56' 48", W 81 20' 38" (2 hours)
  • Take SR 40 east to US 17 at Barberville (46 miles).
  • Turn right (south) on US 17/FL 15 (19.3 m).
  • US 17 to West French Ave turn right (west) on West French Ave (3 m).
  • You will go pass the entrance to Blue Springs State Park and the road will become dirt.
  • Road will end at river.

There might be a por-ta-let on site

Powell's Boat Ramp
  • Take SR 40 east to Astor (39 miles).
  • Turn south (right) onto Alco Road (across from Post Office) for 4.2 miles.
  • Turn south (right) onto Holiday Drive which then turns into Powell DR, follow to end -
  • Pay at Bait Shop for ramp use/parking.


Restrooms available.


Highbanks County Park  on St John's River

Map It!!- St Johns, Highbanks

N 28 53' 24.6", W 81 21' 18.5"  (1hr, 45min)

SR 40 East (46.4m)

Turn right (south) on US 17/SR 15 (23.6m)

Turn right (west) on West Highbanks Rd. (2.3 m)

Stop before going into water

499 W. Highbanks Road, DeBary, FL, Free.  Next to Highbanks Marina and Campground

CS Lee County Park
Map It!! - CS Lee Park
N 28 42' 52.3", W 81 02' 09.2
  • SR 40 east for 46 miles. 
  • Turn left (south) onto US 17/SR 15 - 33 miles.
  • Turn left (east) on SR 46/W 25th St/Paola Rd for 33.1 miles.
  • Turn left (north) at CS Lee Park sign, just before going over bridge.  Jolly Gator Fish Camp is also here.