Alimacani Boat Ramp
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Alimacani Boat Ramp
  11080 Heckscher Drive   Mapit
Jacksonville, FL 32226

Amenities offered at this park:
1Beach Access (Miles)
1Boat docks
2Boat Ramps
10Boat Trailer Parking
1Canoe/Kayak Launch
20Car Parking
1Pedestrian Docks
1Picnic shelters
5Picnic Tables
3Trash Barrels
YesBuilding Security
YesFishing Available
YesManatee Education
YesPerimeter Site Fencing
YesSecurity Lighting

Acres: 0.76
Park Type: Boat Ramp
Council Person: William Bishop
History: The Alimacani Boat Ramp is located just west of State Road A1A (Heckscher Drive) on Xalvis Island, adjacent to the Fort George River. Some of the first Europeans to arrive in northeast Florida landed on Xalvis Island in 1562. The ramp and nearby Fort George Island (formerly the Timucuan Indian settlement of Alimacani) are part of the 46,000-acre Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. The boat ramp is situated on land that the City leases from the State of Florida, near the scenic stretch of A1A known as the Buccaneer Trail. For many years a fish camp/restaurant and a recreational vehicle park were operated adjacent to the boat ramp site, and the City purchased this property (now Alimacani Park) in 2002, as part of the Preservation Project. The unimproved ramp provides access to the Fort George River and its tributaries primarily for jet skiers, kayaks, and small jon boats. This is a high energy shoreline with substantial tidal currents. To address this issue, granite rip rap was installed along the boundary line with funding assistance from Florida Inland Navagation District in 2010. This material has been chosen to match the existing type of material used by FDOT to the east, under the Ft. George Inlet Bridge. 2011: Current construction is for the water taxi.