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The St. Johns River is the longest river in Florida, covering over 310 miles and winding through lots of small towns, cool lakes and great fishing areas. Even though it is well used by people, access can be difficult at times because of the numerous marshy areas that can make launching a boat very difficult.

Lake Monroe Wayside Park is a small place that allows easy access to the river. It has two nicely paved ramps that can accommodate four boats at once and of course yaks, canoes and smaller craft can be launch from just about anywhere in the park.

The park also has a few nice picnic tables, benches and lots of parking. One of the very cool things about the park is an old swing bridge that is still standing. You can still walk out on the bridge and fish or take a close look at the intricate structure. A few informative plaques are on the bridge explaining how important this early bridge across the river was to the area. Nice that they took the effort to add a little history to an old bridge.

The park is a great place to watch and listen to the river flow by, launch a boat or look for some beautiful birds or lazy alligators. The St. Johns is a lovely and impressive river, it's great to have parks like this that allow easy access to a wonderful resource.

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