Boating at Mizell-Johnson

A view of a line of boats in the distance.

One of the most popular recreational activities in South Florida is boating, and at Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park, we offer boaters amenities not found in many places. The park’s boat ramp can launch trailered boats up to 36 feet in length and the adjacent parking lot can accommodate 90 vehicle and trailer rigs. Our boat ramp is the closest launching area to Port Everglades Inlet, which gives a boater quick access to the Atlantic Ocean and allows for greater time on the water. 

Many boaters will also enjoy the fishing opportunities that the park provides. While out on your boat, you can catch snapper, snook and a variety of other fish species. Birders can also enjoy their time boating on the park’s waterways, as ospreys, brown pelicans, and other species of birds are common sights.

Fishing from boat

Another perk the boating public may enjoy is the sheltered area in Whiskey Creek, where a boater may beach their boat on the sandy bottom.  From there boaters may have a picnic, visit the beach, or grab a meal at Whiskey Creek Hideout, which is the official concessionaire for the park. Besides food, BG Whiskey Creek Hideout also offers canoe, kayak, and paddleboard rentals to further explore the water and surrounding mangroves.

A view of boats lined up along the boat ramp.