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South Lake – Boranges Point Anchorage

East and South Lake Anchorages
Statute Mile: 82
Lat/Lon: 35 54.904 North/075 53.961 West
Location: combined entrance to East Lake and South Lake lies along the Alligator River’s easterly shoreline, east of AICW marker #10; anchorage lies southeast of Boranges Point, off South Lake’s northeasterly shores
Minimum Depth: 5-foot depths, but entrance channel is unmarked
Navigation Detail: Click Here For Navigational Detail of this Anchorage
Special Comment: Use of a GPS chartplotter strongly recommended to safely run entrance channel past Lake Point
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 38 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Very good

Dinghy Dock Access: dinghies can be landed at a little used launching ramp, on the western shores of Broad Creek, in the body of this stream’s sharp turn to the south
Pet Friendly: pets can be walked ashore at the Broad Creek launching ramp (see above)


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Comments from the Cruisers' Net Community (3)

  1. Capt RL -  March 29, 2012 - 8:46 pm

    Just noticed the statement for sufficient room for 38 foot vessels, every boat in here tonight is over 40 feet. Can’t believe the room back here. So much room, a beautiful anchorage.

  2. Capt RL -  March 29, 2012 - 8:40 pm

    Heading northbound. Winds were howling today, gusts to 30 mph. Hopeful that the bridge would open. Great bridgetender. Went to the anchorage in Little Alligator River…nasty, crossed the river to the East & South Lakes. Followed our GPS to the middle of the South Lake. Five boats anchored here tonight in very calm water despite the 15 MPH winds. Will definitely keep this anchorage in mind the next time we are in the area. Our 5’5″ draft had no problem getting in here! (3/29/12)

    Capt RL & Karen
    s/v Last Call

  3. Norman Mason -  July 17, 2009 - 3:44 pm

    We anchored between the two 8 foot depths off Boranges Point on July 15, 2009. We had about 7.5 feet of depth. Beautiful, remote anchorage with no cell phone (Verizon) or aircard reception. We cruise with a dog, so a place to get ashore is important. Found one along a grassy shore on Boranges Point, near the 3 foot depth mark. Other areas on shore with cypress trees had knees, making a dinghy landing difficult. We were relatively far from shore, but did not try to get closer. As we moved south into South Lake, water depths seemed to fall off sharply, and we stopped going farther south. Our anchorage was at 35-55.813, 75-54.960. We had good holding.


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