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Morning All

Just an FYI, had to go down to St. Joe yesterday and checked the DNR launch across from Tackle Haven in Benton Harbor. Docks are still not in. Not sure why. As I get older I certainly appreciate a good dock. The ladder on the concrete wall not so much. Stay safe.

Paul C.

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The City Boat Launch is located on Anchor's Court, on Marina Island. The daily fee is $5.00 per car/trailer and a season pass is available for $35.00. Season passes are available from the City Clerk's Office at City Hall.

go across the bridge from bh to st joe as soon as you go across the bridge it is the first road on the left. take that all the down to the marinas and you will see a sign for the city launch. you make a left to get to the launch just after the sign. Make sure you stay in the channel it gets shallow quick.

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The City Boat Launch is located on Anchor's Court, on Marina Island. The daily fee is $5.00 per car/trailer and a season pass is available for $35.00. Season passes are available from the City Clerk's Office at City Hall.

go across the bridge from bh to st joe as soon as you go across the bridge it is the first road on the left. take that all the down to the marinas and you will see a sign for the city launch. you make a left to get to the launch just after the sign. Make sure you stay in the channel it gets shallow quick.

The ST Joe Launch and park is the best kept secret on the southern lake. And if you have ever had your vehicle broken into at the DNR site the 5 bucks is a bargain.

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And the launch fee machine was not installed last weekend so you can launch for free until they get that up and running.

They are also building a fish cleaning station there this year.

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If you do use the St. Joe marina island launch

1) The $5 per vehicle is for all vehicles -- if you have a tow vehicle and someone else meeting you there, it is $5 each... and you don't want to pay the fine of not getting the daily permit (don't ask :))

2) Don't go very far downstream from the ramps to go across the river. It gets shallow REALLY quick. Go in daylight the first time or two.

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Where is the st jo boat ramp located,what street? i am familiar with the dnr launch near tackle haven,but would like to find this one. dont show on google maps. help!

The St Joe Launch and park is located on Morrison Island, on Anchors Way, if coming from Benton Harbor, go across the first Bridge and turn right on the Island exit, go left under the bridge then take a right turn on Anchors way go to the first street left Pier 33 storage area is on the right, go to the first right again and follow to the launch area. There is a 5dollar charge for parking. Coming from St Joe head across the Bridge, and turn right on Anchors way, and follow the rest of the directions.200 Anchors Ct.http://www.goswm.com/go_htm/southwest_michigan_parks/go_htm/parks/parks_pages/park34_sj12.htm#

St. Joseph, MI 49085 Check the link above for maps and information.

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Yeah, we launched there saturday and it wasn't too shallow. The 3 docks on the river side were ok to use but the other ones were to shallow for even the smaller aluminum boats.

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