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Old 05-26-2004, 11:30 AM
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Default Decent boat ramps on the Delaware River?

I need help from my fellow Jersey/ Philly area boaters. I'm looking for a decent ramp facility on the Delaware river (Jersey side). I'm from Vineland & mostly boat around the AC area, But it's getting boring. Are there any decent ramps between Salem & Camden? Safe parking, etc?
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Come across the Delaware Memorial Bridge and use the Delaware City public ramp,then you can access the Delaware river or go through the canal and head out towards the Chesapeake bay,your boating oportunities are endless down here,good water,resturaunts,etc.Check it out.
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Boat on the river every weekenda and live on it.

1) Hargroves marina in Berlin, get people nice ramp lots of dock guys to assist.

2) Lighting Jacks marina best one I have seen no current great ramp launch up to 45'

There are plenty more I just perfer these
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Seems to me that I've seen a decent-looking one across from the Philly Airport - Looks like some sort of state park. Hyper's got the best idea: Head for Chesapeake Bay - 2,500 square miles of water and 4,000 miles of coastline. It's only a 13-mile run through the C&D Canal.
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Katywonpus,

Do you pull your boat with a New Chevy2500HD Quad or extra cab. I have seen your rig in Vineland. I am originally from Vineland (still work in Vineland) but moved to Mays Landing. I saw your boat at Shadey River Marina last summer. Welcome to OSO. This site is great source of info. and Knowledge.

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I think there is a ramp in Rancocas Park on the river. Off of RT.130 in Bordentown.
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Bordentown is a little too far from Vineland, in my opinion. Lightning Jack's in Riverside sux at anything but high tide, again, my opinion, as I watched it being dredged and the marina being rebuilt from the old place. Ran-Del Marina (Riverside, if still in business) has a decent ramp, but watch at low tide. I would look farther south than Riverside, tho. Wilmington,De has a couple local ramps, and I'm sure there is something around Pennsville, NJ.
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Default Re: Decent boat ramps on the Delaware River?

Thanks for the input guys.
1HYPER1 Do you have directions to get to Del city public ramp from the bridge? I'd like to check that one out this Saturday.
Rocco, Yup that was me at Shady river.
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Hargroves is in Bellmawr not Berlin. Nice facility. Hellava tide runs past the ramp. Past couple of years dock help has been maginal at best. $20 to launch $350 a season and the close at dusk and they have been closing at 5pm.
I used them for 10 years.
I found a brand new one right on the river in Gloucester City at the end of Jersey and King streets right below the Walt Whitman Bridge. $12 to launch $150 a season. Super nice facility...all new...nice docks...nice ramp(even at low tide) , shielded from running tides. I've been driving my 27' Formula on the trailer with NO problems
I personally would rate it A1
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Yeah , 1hyper1 , I'd like directions too. I enjoy the Chesapeake in but the run from Gloucester is getting a little pricey for lunch. We're talking $200 in gas
The Ol' PSD does a whole lot better and then I can run from Delaware City.
How about from the Commodor Barry and Del Mem Br.
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