Goffinsville Park boat ramp is off-island. Although not an “Amelia Island” ramp, it gives you access to much of the same water, but south, without having to run in you boat from one of the northern ramps. Leave the island heading west on SR200. From the bridge go 1.7 miles to the intersection of S.R. 200 and C.R. 107. Turn left and travel South on C.R. 107, also known as Old Nassauville Road for 3.6 miles. You’ll pass a large brick Springhill Baptist Church on the right, go around a curve and turn left onto Goffinsville Road. Drive down to parking lot, boat ramp and river. Total distance from Amelia Island: 5.6 miles
This a Nassau County park, and one of the newest. It has a boat ramp, a fishing pier, covered picnic tables and grills, a playground, and a walking trail. The boat ramp is a single, paved ramp. There are restrooms and the parking and ramp is lighted. The floating dock can accommodate 2-3 boats. The ramp is open 24 hours. There is no launch or parking fee.
Access to the Nassau River, Horsehead marshes, Pumpkin Hill Creek, Nassau Sound, the ocean.
Notes to be aware of: Although there are posted “no wake” signs on either side of the ramp, they are commonly ignored. Try not to leave your boat unattended as it will get slammed against the dock. There is a swift current on an outgoing tide. When loading your boat on that tide, come parallel with the bank with bow into current and be prepared to “cut” your boat onto the trailer.