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Archive For: Anchorages2 – St. Johns All Anchorages

  • 1. St. Johns Anchorage

    1. St. Johns Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: near 30 23.442 North/081 29.186 West
    Location: lies along the southerly banks of the St. Johns River, southwest of flashing buoy #27
    Minimum Depth: 10 feet
    Swing Room: unlimited
    Foul Weather Shelter: fair to poor, sheltered only from southern, southeastern and southwestern winds

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  • 2. St. Johns Bluff Anchorage

    2. St. Johns Bluff Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: near 30 23.272 North/081 29.654 West
    Location: fond along the southern banks of the St. Johns River, hard by the charted location of St. Johns Bluff and between flashing daybeacons #31 and #33
    Minimum Depth: 12 feet
    Swing Room: unlimited
    Foul Weather Shelter: fair to poor, sheltered only from southern, southeastern and southwestern winds

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  • 3. Clapboard Creek Anchorage

    3. Clapboard Creek Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: near 30 25.325 North/081 30.155 West
    Location: will be discovered on the waters of Clapboard Creek, upstream of the 12 foot fixed bridge
    Minimum Depth: 7 feet
    Special Comment: Note than entry into this anchorage is greatly restricted by the 12-foot bridge
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 42 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: good, in all but strong southern winds

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  • 4. Cedar Point Creek Anchorage

    4. Cedar Point Creek Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: near 30 24.604 North/081 30.068 West
    Location: lies along the centerline of Cedar Point Creek, which flows off Clapboard Creek (see just above
    Minimum Depth: 9 feet, but it is easy to wander into 1-foot soundings – this is a navigationally difficult anchorage
    Special Comment: note than entry into this anchorage is greatly restricted by a 12-foot fixed bridge
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 34 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: very good in all but strong northeasterly winds

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  • 5. Mill Cove Anchorage

    5. Mill Cove Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: near 30 23.004 North/081 32.293 West
    Location: found on the waters of the broad stream stretching from the St. Johns to Mill cove, west of flashing buoy #43
    Minimum Depth: 8 feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 55 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: fair to poor, particularly open to strong southern, northern and northeastern winds

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  • 6. Trout River Anchorage

    6. Trout River Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: near 30 23.616 North/081 38.579 West
    Location: lies on the mid-width of Trout River between Seafarers Marina and Pier 68 Marina
    Minimum Depth: 6 ½ foot depths, but use of a GPS chartplotter will help greatly to avoid nearby shallows
    Swing Room: unlimited
    Foul Weather Shelter: fair, but open to eastern winds

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  • 7. Exchange Island Northern Anchorage

    7. Exchange Island Northern Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: near 30 19.715 North/081 36.789 West
    Location: found on the broad ribbon of water running between Exchange Island and the mainland community of “Arlingon,” south and east of flashing buoy #75
    Minimum Depth: 8 feet, if you can keep to the unmarked channel
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 55 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: very good, from all but strong northern winds
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  • 8. Exchange Island Southern Anchorage

    8. Exchange Island Southern Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: near 30 19.569 North/081 36.797 West
    Location: found on the broad ribbon of water running between Exchange Island and the mainland community of “Arlingon,” south and east of flashing buoy #75
    Minimum Depth: 8 feet, though some shoals surround the approach to this anchorage from the main St. Johns River channel
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 55 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: very good, from all but strong northern winds
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  • 10. Pirates Cove Anchorage

    10. Pirates Cove Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: near 30 15.243 North/081 41.595 West
    Location: will be discovered on the waters of Pirates Cove, west and north of the Florida Yacht Club
    Minimum Depth: 4 feet ONLY!!!!
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: excellent
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    Special Comment: can be used only by vessels drawing 3 ½ feet or PREFERABLY LESS

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  • 11. Plummers Cove Anchorage

    11. Plummers Cove Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: near 30 11.565 North/081 38.221 West
    Location: lies southeast of unlighted daybeacon #9 and just north of the Interstate 295 bridge
    Minimum Depth: 6-feet
    Swing Room: unlimited
    Foul Weather Shelter: fair, open to western and southwestern winds
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  • 12. Doctors Lake Mill Cove Anchorage

    12. Doctors Lake Mill Cove Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: 30 07.449 North/081 43.184 West
    Location: found on the eastern 1/3 of Mill Cove; this cove makes into the eastern banks of Doctors Lake, south of Geigers Point
    Minimum Depth: minimum 4 ½ feet, but many soundings in the 5 ½ to 6 foot range
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 34 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: fair, open to eastern and northeastern winds
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    Special Comment: this anchorage should only be used by vessels drawing LESS THAN 4 feet; watch out for the charted pilings

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  • 13. Doctors Lake, Sugarhouse Cove Anchorage

    13. Doctors Lake, Sugarhouse Cove Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: 30 07.533 North/081 45.532 West
    Location: found near the western limits of Sugarhouse Cove, north of Peoria Point
    Minimum Depth: 6 feet
    Swing Room: unlimited
    Foul Weather Shelter: fair, open to eastern and northeastern winds
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  • 14. Doctors Lake, Swimming Pin Creek Anchorage

    14. Doctors Lake, Swimming Pin Creek Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: 30 06.039 North/081 44.811 West
    Location: found on the waters of Swimming Pen Creek, which makes off from the southeastern tip of Doctors Lake; anchorage lies just north, northwest of the charted 9-foot fixed bridge
    Minimum Depth: 5 feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 36 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: excellent
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    Special Comment: Whitney’s Fish Camp Restaurant lies within easy dinghy distance of this anchorage

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  • 15. Julington Creek Anchorage

    15. Julington Creek Anchorage Lat.Lon: near 30 07.755 North/081 38.068 West
    Location: will be found on the centerline of Julington Creek, west of the charted 15-foot fixed bridge
    Minimum Depth: 5 feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 55 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: fair, wide open to western and eastern winds
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  • 16. Cunningham Creek Cove Anchorage

    16. Cunningham Creek Cove Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: near 30 05.664 North/081 38.446 West
    Location: lies west of the entrance to Cunningham Creek, and well east of the St. John’s flashing daybeacon #15
    Minimum Depth: 6-feet
    Swing Room: unlimited
    Foul Weather Shelter: poor, wide open to western, northwestern and southwestern winds
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  • 17. Black Creek Anchorage

    17. Black Creek Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: near 30 03.219 North/081 43.305 West
    Location: Black Creek lies well west of the St. John’s flashing daybeacon #17A
    Minimum Depth: 8 feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 38 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: excellent, great foul weather hidey hole
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    Special Comment: your vessel must be able to clear a 30 foot fixed bridge to access this anchorage

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  • 18. Florence Cove Anchorage

    18. Florence Cove Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: near 29 59.139 North/081 35.076 West
    Location: found southeast of the Shands – Green Cove Springs bridge and well east of flashing daybeacon #22
    Minimum Depth: 5-feet
    Swing Room: unlimited
    Foul Weather Shelter: fair to good, but open to western and southwestern winds
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