if you think your going to launch at the Barge, you do not know the Guy that runs it too well.. lol, also, there is so much stuff around there I would not even think of it, and I have Jon boat, for those type areas. I did hear that Sneaky Pete's was charging 20 or so, to launch... might try there.
new management maybe? They were cool to me back when I fished there 2.5-3 yrs ago. Also it really didnt look that bad, From what I saw i could squeeze my little 18ft boat through there, prob put the trim up as high as i could lol.