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#10913244 - 06/12/15 01:30 PM Boat Ramp Fees
trentharris72 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 13
Loc: Whitesboro, TX
I just recently bought a new to me ascend kayak with a lowrance elite 4 fish finder and was wondering if you use a boat ramp to put in do you pay the boat ramp fee? I asked the man I bought from and he didn't know the answer or does it just depend on the park.

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#10913315 - 06/12/15 01:58 PM Re: Boat Ramp Fees [Re: trentharris72]
ipconfig Offline
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Registered: 05/25/14
Posts: 22
I rarely use a boat ramp and launch from the bank. In the few cases I have used a ramp I have never paid a fee. I also do not use a trailer for mine and I could see being charged if you launch from a trailer.

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#10913507 - 06/12/15 03:43 PM Re: Boat Ramp Fees [Re: trentharris72]
Searsay Offline
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Registered: 07/26/12
Posts: 156
Loc: Lewisville TX
I can't say i'm the expert but generally, from what i've seen, if you use a trailer you pay the ramp fee. If you cartop/extender with your kayak most places don't charge. I personally car top (or slide it in the back of my van) and never been charged a boat ramp fee. Several times I have been with people who use trailers for their Yaks and they have been asked to pay.

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#10913547 - 06/12/15 03:57 PM Re: Boat Ramp Fees [Re: trentharris72]
Rhino68W Offline
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Registered: 11/06/14
Posts: 5647
Loc: Benbrook, TX
Normally when I go somewhere that does charge a fee I pay it anyways. It helps them out. And honestly, whats a few bucks?
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#10913615 - 06/12/15 04:23 PM Re: Boat Ramp Fees [Re: trentharris72]
pelican Offline
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Registered: 08/27/11
Posts: 2399
Loc: Grapevine
If they charge a fee, and I use the ramp, I pay, even if I'm not using my trailer.
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#10915206 - 06/13/15 04:50 PM Re: Boat Ramp Fees [Re: trentharris72]
trentharris72 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 13
Loc: Whitesboro, TX
Thanks everyone for the input. I'm brand new to kayak fishing and only paddled some a handful of times and have a cart for mine but with the transducer and everything figured it would be easiest for a novice to just back up to a ramp and load and unload until I get a little handier at it.

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#10917200 - 06/14/15 08:30 PM Re: Boat Ramp Fees [Re: trentharris72]
Lmgreeri Offline
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Registered: 01/27/14
Posts: 250
If you use the ramp...pay the ramp fee.

If you launch from the bank you don't need to but like mentioned above it goes a long way towards gaining the respect of the staff at the facility if you do and helps keep nice facilities in business. A little good karma never hurts! thumb
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#10917229 - 06/14/15 08:46 PM Re: Boat Ramp Fees [Re: trentharris72]
Jimbo Offline
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Registered: 01/18/03
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Loc: South Texas
If you are car topping and go to a place that charges a fee to launch and you are launching from any part of their property even though you are not using the ramp, you best pay the fee.
It's only right!
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#10917238 - 06/14/15 08:52 PM Re: Boat Ramp Fees [Re: trentharris72]
H.Town_paddler Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/07/11
Posts: 3797
Loc: Texas
I always pay the fee whether I use the ramp or not. I look at it like I'm paying for the parking spot.


Edited by N.Tex_paddler (06/14/15 08:53 PM)

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#10917773 - 06/15/15 08:37 AM Re: Boat Ramp Fees [Re: trentharris72]
marcus254 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/24/14
Posts: 2895
Loc: TX
I buy a year pass 30$ come and go as I please.
Annual passes are good at all USACE operated day-use parks nationwide.
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#10917862 - 06/15/15 09:13 AM Re: Boat Ramp Fees [Re: trentharris72]
Jerry Hamon Offline
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 7333
Loc: Van Alstyne, TX USA
I always pay the fee. They're not that much and it is used to maintain the ramps.

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#10918088 - 06/15/15 10:51 AM Re: Boat Ramp Fees [Re: H.Town_paddler]
ETBA Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/30/11
Posts: 1183
Loc: Garland, TX
Originally Posted By: N.Tex_paddler
I always pay the fee whether I use the ramp or not. I look at it like I'm paying for the parking spot.


This is my mindset as well... plus, it's nice to know you're not gonna get a ticket/towed while you're out fishing.

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