CNTRY's right, it doesn't appear that we will get a favorable decision. The talk about the dangers of those ramps was a ploy as far as I'm concerned. I think we tried to use that as our tool to stop the land deal. SWFMD saw through it and they say ramp access is the issue and not the land itself. Oh well, we'll have houses and all our northern airboating friends there during the winter in a few years. We tried I guess.
That southern ramp is alright but why risk fighting the lock when you can drive to a ramp that's better in the time it would take you get through it?? If the lock operator is there, it takes a while to get through and isn't fun, even in a conventional boat. Save yourself the trouble and dive to Thomas Landing or Grape Hammock. Or wait a little while and you might have a new ramp in Three Lakes :wink: Now, if you want to go south on the river then that ramp is pretty good. There is a lot of good fishing along the river and it doesn't get near as much pressure as the lake.
Matt, for you and Laura, Port Hatchineha would be the closest. It is a little steep but your truck could handle it. However, when the wind is whipping out of the north or east don't even try it. Also, dockspace can be limited during the summer with all the retired non-floridians who seem to love mooring 20ft pontoon boats in the middle of the docks.
Stick with Camp Mack or Thomas Landing.