Posted by admin | Posted on 08-15-2008
Crystal Cove Marina (St. Johns River, north of Palatka, FL)
On 7/17/08, as part of a "St. Johns River Wish List," I posed the following question:
16. Crystal Cove Marina guards the St. Johns western banks, south of Rice Creek. This is one of the few places that Diesel Fuel can be purchased on the St. Johns south of Jacksonville. SOME OF YOU PLEASE COMMENT ON WHERE DIESEL FUEL CAN BE PURCHASED BETWEEN JACKSONVILLE AND SANFORD!!! Have you tried to purchase fuel at Crystal Cove? What depths did you find, and how difficult was their entrance channel?
Crystal Cove Marina; I haven't bought fuel there but did motor a 4' draft sailboat in and out of there a few times last winter. The private markers were adequate to keep us in their dredged channel, which, at that time, had 6 ft. near high tide, with a few slightly shallower spots.
Swans Island, ME
Crystal Cove Marina has a long and shallow channel to enter and shallow by the fuel dock. I would not recommend it with a draft over 5 feet. Georgetown Marina on the north side of Lake George sells diesel fuel too.
Crystal Cove Marina – The channel is straightforward and easily carries our 4 feet, perhaps more. The fueling dock is south of the main docks and actually extends out from a concrete boat ramp. Surprisingly good water off the ramp!
Randall & Susan Moring