Yes, you can boat, fish, and swim on rivers and lakes during the stay-home period, in both Florida and Georgia, as long as you keep your distance. Don’t gather in large groups unless you want your favorite river or lake access to get closed, not to mention unless you want to get or transmit the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, for which there is no vaccine. Stay six feet apart, no large groups (usually no more than 10), and on the water stay at least 10 feet apart or 50 feet apart in Florida.
Below is a snapshot of conditions today. Check on your local park or ramp or launch before going for current conditions.
Also check on bacterial conditions, especially since last night’s rain.
Here’s a handy map that shows status of Florida boat ramps and launches. Red means closed. Blue means open.
Tony Acevedo, SaltStrong, 31 March 2020, This Map Shows Which Boat Ramps Are Closed & Which Are Open, Continue reading