Agree with Blooper. The area around the south ramp has plenty of room for you to do what you want without having to use the ramp. See lots of people do that. There is fish to be caught in the cove of the south ramp also. The 70 dollars is well worth the price of admission. The pass also gets you into all State parks, besides if you pay the fee at Lynn's a couple of times you will see what everyone means.