Details for Green Cove Springs City Pier - Closed

Green Cove Springs City Pier - Closed

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Average rating 3.3 stars from 23 reviews

Address 321 Walnut Street
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043-3441

Phone904-297-7500. Ext 2213 M-Th, 7 AM-5:30 PM for pier questions.

After hours contact


Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - YES
Other - NO


These docks are very exposed to north and northeast weather along the river.

VHF channel

Web site

Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Register and pay via envelope on the dock.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info


Approach: 8
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: Be careful coming in. There are some very low places and the back side of the dock is under 5'.

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - YES
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - YES
Other - NO

Additional info: The southermost finger pier on the outside is 14 1/2 feet. The remaing finger piers are not this wide (perhaps 11 feet or so). Large beamed boats must tie alongside.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 36
Beam max: 10

Other info: Larger boats can tie along side of the docks on north and south ends.


Transient: 12
Total: 12
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: $5.00 for six hours.
$10.00 for ten hours.
$20.00 for overnight.
Price includes electric and water when available.

Fees may be paid via envelope and drop box on the dock. The pass must be clearly posted on the windshield of the boat. The City does not reserve slips nor guarantee that spaces will be available. All spaces are on a first come basis.

Bring the following when purchasing a boat slip pass: Boater's Name, Address, Phone Number, Boat Registration #, and Boat Name.


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

Additional info: Some slips only have 50 amp, others only 30 amp. Slips on the south end are only 50 amp so you may need an adapter or an extension if you need 30 amps.

Pricing info: Included

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)

Yes - Included

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info



Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Yes - Wheelchair access.

Launch service


Pump out



No - Ice available from Ronnies Wings for free. None available at the docks.


Yes - Provided on the docks.




Yes - In Spring Park.




Yes - A well-stocked Ace Hardware is about three blocks away.


Yes - It's a short walk (2 blocks) to restaurants: Ronnies Wings, Eatons Seafood.

For breakfast, walk west to Orange St and then north to Sunrise Sunset. Just less than a mile. Another option is to go south on Orange St for a diner about 0.5 mile.


Yes - Ronnies Wings and Oysters.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - Very good WiFi from the public library. There is also a Starbucks 2 blocks away that you might be able to pickup from the docks.

Boat ramp availability



Other services


Reviews for Green Cove Springs City Pier - Closed
Still closed Dec 11 2016, 2016-12-11
Captain: , Chicago, Racine, Fish Creek,Wi (3189)

Does not look like any thing is being done to repair docks.

damaged by Matthew. , 2016-11-12
Captain: , Annapolis (3379)

The outer half of the pier is fenced off and the floating docks are closed. The ramp to the fixed dock is gone. There are a couple of small bump outs where you can easily climb onto the pier.

Good Luck Paying the $20 Fee, 2016-02-12
Captain: , Occoquan, VA (456)

The power pedestals have a plackard that says to pay the $20 nightly fee at the police station on the other side of the waterfront park. In addition, at the top of the ramp there is an empty box that is supposed to hold envelopes to pay the $20, but there are no envelopes and the box the envelope is supposed to go in has been almost destroyed.

So, off we went in search of the police station. A local told us the police station had moved and gave us general directions. We walked past city hall and another person gave us more specific directions to the police station. After about another mile walk we found the police station only to find they know nothing about collecting marina fees. They called around and found that city hall is now the place to go. But, no worries, "Steve" would come to our boat to collect the fee. So, another mile and a hlaf later we are back at the boat. "Steve" never showed up and we left the next morning.

The docks are in decent shape but VERY exposed to winds from any direction but west. Water didn't work for any outside slip but power was stable.

Easy access to town, 2015-12-30
Captain: , United States (3192)

We did not need the power and our boat is at the upper limit of what could fit here (just enough depth and length for us on the full T-head) so we anchored a couple hundred yards away and tendered in instead. The city park was nicely decorated for the holidays. Easy walk to a nice Italian place, D'Fontana, and a decent Mexican place (La Casita). We did not sample the closest restaurant, which is a wings-and-burger joint.

Gas station with C-store and a Family Dollar are also both an easy walk.

If you think you might stop here to walk over to Saint Brendan's Isle to pick up your mail, think again. There is no #411 (or 413) on the actual Walnut Street, which would be an easy walk. SBI moved a few miles out of town a decade ago; it's not walking distance.

$20 Overnight Dockage, 2015-07-25
Captain: , North Charleston, SC (752)

You won't find a lot of dockages for $20 including electricity and restrooms. It's true there are no showers but there may have been showers associated with the pool which was closed for renovations in June 2015.

Yes, the docks are a bit rough. They are out in the wind and current and It's got to be tough keeping them in good repair. The slip we chose was fine.

There were teenagers hanging around on the docks (it's public) but they seemed friendly and respectful enough.

Like so many small waterfront towns, the downtown area is a bit run down but the city seems to be trying to fix things up. We saw Ronnie's but on the way there we found a Jamacian restaurant so that's where we ate.

Green Cove Springs, 2015-04-22
Captain: , Massapequa,NY (1176)

Nice floating docks with electric & water. $20 to stay overnight on the honor system. Long pier leads to a park. Bathrooms, a spring & swimming pool in the park. Great wings at Ronnie's Wings & Oysters.

In Need of Repair. , 2015-04-07
Captain: , The Villages, FL (368)

We stopped here based on the last review about nice showers. That review MUST be for a different place because after an extensive search, we verified with the city that there are no showers and never have been at (or near) the city docks.

The docks are in need of repair, the electricity was not working at any of the three 30amp receptacles that we tried, others were taped up, the water line was busted, and there were a bunch of teenagers hanging out.

With no electricity, no water and no showers, and a bunch of teenagers hanging around, we didn't think it was worth the $20 overnight fee.

While looking for the showers, we did see a Walgreens, Family Dollar, a coffee shop, pizza place and a bar (Ronnie's Wings) close by. So, if you wanted to check out this little town or needed snacks, it might be worth a stop. But not overnight.

One final note. Not protected from the east wind at all. Docks were moving around quite a bit. (Could explain the condition).

We left here heading north and found an incredible protected anchorage with tons of alligators and birds in Black Creek (wish we could give that one more than 5 stars!)

Great work yard, 2015-01-02
Captain: , Trenton ON (668)

Friendly Helpful staff. We leave our boat here for the summer and our trailer for the winter.
The folks here can't do enough to help.
New bathrooms/ showers and laundry.
Rustic, DIY and at the right $$

Great price, stayed 3 days, 2014-11-08
Captain: , Marblehead, OH (296)

Due to mechanical failures we stayed here 3 days and were not disappointed. There is now a drop box at the docks for your payment, no more going to the police dept to pay. The docks are at the foot of Walnut Street for all you St Brendan Isle residences however, the actual office is 3 miles away if you are going to pick up mail. The county court house is 1 mile away if your are stopping to get your drivers license. We found no taxi service available. Good restaurants with basic fair.

Price gives it 3 stars, 2014-03-20
Captain: , Mullica Hill, NJ (688)

Power is restored and when I told them that I had none there was someone at the dock before I could get there from the police station. It was a loose connection on the boat - not their problem.
Otherwise no amenities. Bathrooms are in the park and were clean. Docking is on your own. Docks need some repair - mostly cosmetic.
Several bars and cafe's nearby as well as a Wlagreens and a Family Dollar. Also several "Antique Shops" which we did not go in so have no idea as to what type of antiques they have.

Green Cove Spring City dock, 2014-02-26
Captain: , Camp Lejeune, NC (180)

Modern floating docks with about 10 slips. Last slip south on St John's side was 17 ft wide with 7' of water. The gate to the pier was locked. A call to the Police Department who controls the dock brought out a employee with a key. Electricity is not working. Cost was $10.00 per day paid at the PD in town. Nice town with a number of small restaurants and a Walgreens. Grocery shopping about 1 mile south on Rt. 17.

Green Cove City Dock - no power, 2013-09-04
Captain: , Titusville, FL (70)

Trailered our 28' boat to Green Cove to spend Labor Day weekend at the city dock. Made the mistake of not calling to check on the status of th dock. They do not maintain status on the city web site. Found out when we arrived Saturday, 8/31/13, there was no power to any of the floating docks. Ended up running the generator all night and the fishiing folks took over the vacant boat docks making for a less than attractive mess in the morning. I will not return to Green Cove City docks again - they lack the ability or will to actively maintain the power on the docks and they really don't seem concerned about it.

Great riverfront dock and city park, 2013-04-03
Captain: , Athens, AL (641)

We used the floating dock on the north side, had to run two 50-foot cords to get to one 30 amp outlet but other than that, nice dock and the price is right. Beautiful city park and very busy on the weekend. Did not have much time to sightsee, grilled on the boat so can't recommend food stops either. This has nothing to do with the dock but be advised the northern half of the St. Johns can get very rough with a strong NW wind - lots of open water with lengthy stretches to build. Well, it was blowing 25 MPH with gusts to 33, so we expected it, just be aware.

Nice Docks but discriminatory practices towards live a boards at anchor, 2012-11-11
Captain: , Green Cove Springa,Fl. (20)

As of 11/07/12 I have expeiranced a shakedown demand of 10.00 payment for "day" use of public municipal docks, while signage and statutes and web site clearly state fees for utility use and overnight stays only. It seems I have been caught up in a discriminatory battle between the city and its enforcers of corporate statutes and the live a boards who are at anchor for a period of time deemed "to long" by the powers that be. I find myself not being liked by either faction for making waves but I can and will move on when I have finished my business here and this is after all my domicle, and my vessels are registered in Clay county and the state of Fl. so where are my rights? As a disabled vet, I am ashamed of the actions I am seeing here before me and the hardships that I must endure just getting ashore to get my mail and substenace. Best Reards......./).......

Nice stop on the St Johns, 2012-04-29
Captain: , baltimore md (644)

We stopped here on 3/27/12 with abut 10 kts of wind out of the South West We draw 4 ft had no trouble getting to the Southern T head. That made it a stbd. side tie. Set your fenders almost touching the water. Water and 50 amp plugs close at hand, no 30's. Young and old visitors chating and fishing till late evening. You register and pay the $20.00 at the police station up the dock and follow the path to the left about 70 yards. Good food and other amenities as noted before. We enjoyed it. The Sulpher spring feed pool in the park opens memorial day. We saw no power or water connections at the Northern floatiing dock. We understand the American Eagle cruise line used the Northern side. Good stop in Westerly wind.

Captain: , Annapolis, MD (343)

We stayed for 5 nights outfitting the boat before heading north (We live in Green Cove so had access to an auto). All payments are made at Police Station now. Distance to a grocery is fairly long, but resturant is close and the park is very nice. People fishing on the pier until late at night but we had no problems with anyone fooling with our boat (one of us slept on board each night).

nice docks, 2012-03-05
Captain: , Key Largo (5457)

Here again in summer 2010. Docks are rebuilt and good.

and cheap. $20with water and good electric!
up the hill is a park, walgreens, ace hardware and Ronnies Wings and things with a full bar. The bar gave us ice to take back to the boat after happy hours!
Docks are exposed to north. Wouldn't stay here in a blow
Be sure and go to the park at the dock and see the springs and spring fed public pool in the park and walk the springs run.
IF your a senior, go to the Municipal Center and get 50% off dockage.

Too exposed in a breeze, 2011-11-30
Captain: , Algonac, MI (1926)

It was blowing 15-20 knots from the south and I could not tie up here without risking damage. I chose to anchor with the derelict boats to the south and dinghy in. Walked the town. Springs are nice. Main Street is largely empty.

Good cheap dock, 2011-03-19
Captain: , Marathon, FL (458)

We stayed at the municipal dock for two nights. $20 a night with water and electric. If you are over 35 ft you would need to use the floating dock on the north side, if it is available. Need long cords and hoses for power and water at that dock. Power kept kicking the breaker when people were roaming the docks. Enjoyed the stay very much. Shopping within a mile or so.

Updates for Green Cove, 2010-12-30
Captain: , Jacksonville, Fl (197)

The docks are fully repaired and although the 36' maximum is listed for the slips, a larger vessel may tie at the south wharf if space is available. St Brendan's Isle Mail service keeps the 411 Walnut St. adress, but they have moved to a larger facility a few miles north on US17. The park and the spring is wonderful as well as Ronnie's Oyter Bar, but the movie theater has closed.

Captain: , MONARCH. COLORADO (1156)

Nice dock set up but you will want the t head or just inside it or you will run out of water. You pay $20 a night and payments are taken at the city office to the left of the park as you walk off the dock. Try Ronnies Wings for dinner. The Ace is a few blocks up main on hte right.

Green Cove Springs City Pier, 2008-11-21
Captain: , On the water (1501)

Stopped by there in Nov. of 2008, docks have been closed because of flood damage. Called the city and they said we could NOT stay. Would be a nice stop if they would fix the docks.

Bare bones., 2007-09-22
Captain: , Manitou Springs (166)

Decent, cheap overnight tieup. If you use St Brendans for your mail service, you're on Walnut and can walk to their storefront to pickup your mail.

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