Citrus County Parks & Recreation Boat Launch Passes Available

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on March 22, 2022

As of Saturday, January 1, 2022, boat launch fees took effect at the following County-maintained boat ramps: Ft. Island Gulf Beach, Ft. Island Trail Park, Hernando Beach, and MacRae’s.

Citrus County Parks & Recreation Boat Launch Passes Available to Individuals and Businesses

No other County boat ramps currently require launch fees. The fees collected will be used to maintain and improve Citrus County boat ramps.

Premium Parking Service, L.L.C, has been contracted by Citrus County Parks and Recreation to handle the collection and enforcement of the boat launch fees. Customers will have the option to pay the fees by downloading the Premium Parking app, using a QR code (located at the ramps), or contacting the customer service payment line at (844) 236-2011. Customers can choose to pay the daily launch fee or register for the resident or non-resident annual passes directly through the Premium Parking website.

To purchase a daily or annual pass, please visit the Premium Parking website at http://www.premiumparking.com/city/citrus-county or call (844) 236-2011 and dial “0” to speak to a representative. If you or someone you know is having issues with acquiring a pass, please contact Citrus County Parks and Recreation at (352) 527-7540.

Fees/Payment Information:

• $10.00 daily fee for launching a watercraft

• $25.00 annual pass fee for a resident of Citrus County launching a watercraft (with proof of residency)

• $75.00 annual pass fee for a non-resident of Citrus County launching a watercraft

Watercraft is defined as any and all kinds of flotation vessels designated for use on the water, whether or not motorized, including, but not limited to: boats, canoes, kayaks, jet skis, Skidoos, pedal craft, pontoon boats, rafts, inflatable craft, tubes, paddleboards, or wind propelled surfboards.

Only one annual pass/subscription per trailer tag is required to access any of these four County launches. A non-commercial permit allows for registration of up to three trailer tags per annual permit per household.Marinas may purchase a commercial permit, which allows for registration of up to three dealer trailer tags per annual permit per business.Residency verification is required for the annual pass/subscription within 3 days of purchase. Customers will be required to provide a copy of their State of Florida ID/Driver’s License or utility bill with a Citrus County address to verify residency.

For more information, please contact Citrus County Parks and Recreation at (352) 527-7540.

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