Posted On: March 25, 2020
All 14 boat ramps maintained by Volusia County Government remain open to the public.
However, the Volusia Sheriff’s Office is monitoring the ramps and boater gathering sites for crowds and congestion. The boat ramps will be closed if crowd control and social distancing measures are not followed.
Boaters are encouraged to avoid Disappearing Island and other sand bars that attract crowds.
“Feel free to fish, explore and enjoy the outdoors – at a safe distance from others,” noted County Manager George Recktenwald. “If boaters continue to gather in large groups, we will be forced to close our boat ramps.”
All persons should follow the CDC’s guidelines for social distancing, which call for maintaining a distance of six feet from others and avoiding group settings and mass gatherings.