Launching in New Jersey
Posted by: electrichorseman on Aug-28-13 1:29 AM (EST) Category: Kayaks
I'm new at Kayaking. I see on the map, on this site, that shows launch locations that there are a number of spots near me. I've checked on a few of the municipal web-sites and they say that a permit is required to launch any type of "powered or non-powered" watercraft. I assume that includes kayaks. How do I find launch locations that don't require a launch permit (sometimes costing $100).
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Posted by: packduckrock1 on Aug-28-13 10:33 AM (EST)
I also paddle in Central NJ very frequently and only know of a couple places that require a ramp maintenance permit. You can buy the permit annually for $15. (a fishing license can be substituted for this) The places that require this permit are listed below.
Posted by: carldelo on Aug-28-13 1:07 PM (EST)
I too paddle central NJ quite a bit and have never had to pay for a permit. Sometimes a place has a day-parking fee (like Spruce Run) but it's usually not too much considering the services offered.
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Posted by: electrichorseman on Aug-29-13 12:57 AM (EST)
Yes I went to Round Vally last weekend and was surprised that I needed a permit. I decided to go to Spruce Run since the trip to Walmart for the permit would have eaten up most of the day.
Posted by: electrichorseman on Aug-29-13 12:54 AM (EST)
I'm interested in touring the Raritan River but it appears that most, if not all, the launch sites are municipal boat ramps that require a permit. Is there anywhere else that I can launch on the Raritan which doesn't require a permit?
Posted by: packduckrock1 on Aug-29-13 8:37 AM (EST)
Permit to be on Water or Use Ramp?|
Posted by: ShadyClip on Aug-29-13 11:01 AM (EST)
Do you have to pay for a permit for the above locations to actually be on the water in a kayak/canoe or just to use the ramp?
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Posted by: mintjulep on Aug-28-13 1:35 PM (EST)
Posted by: bushwacker on Aug-29-13 1:13 PM (EST)
had to pay a fee to drop my boat in from my truck.
Posted by: jjmish on Aug-31-13 8:54 AM (EST)
"I'm interested in touring the Raritan River but it appears that most, if not all, the launch sites are municipal boat ramps that require a permit. Is there anywhere else that I can launch on the Raritan which doesn't require a permit?"