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Old 06-19-2019, 02:47 PM   #1
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Even though we’ve lived in the area for a while, we don’t make it to the lake much. Where does everyone recommend to launch a boat on the south side of the lake that won’t cost a fortune in launch fees? I have a friend headed into town who is wanting to take his jet skis out for the afternoon and is asking for recommendations. Thanks!
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Old 06-19-2019, 02:57 PM   #2
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Don't quote me on this...but I believe there is a public boat ramp at the end of Fm830 that is free.

I've only been there one time, years ago
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Old 06-19-2019, 02:58 PM   #3
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What you search for doesn't exist. All the launches on the south side I know of are 15-20 bucks. And Ive heard bad things about the public off 830. IE: car burglaries, vandalism etc.

Pay the 20, scoot around with the other 10,000 jet skis and come back and watch the boat ramp shenanigans.
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Old 06-19-2019, 02:58 PM   #4
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We never launch at the South end. Always at the end of 830(middle area)which is free but gets busy. It's a nice ramp though. Scotts ridge on 1097 which is $5.00 or Stowaway off of Calvary rd. It is $10.00 there. I have heard April Sound is nice and like $10.00 also but never launched there. It is on the south end.
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Old 06-19-2019, 03:00 PM   #5
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What you search for doesn't exist. All the launches on the south side I know of are 15-20 bucks. And Ive heard bad things about the public off 830
We typically launch there and have been for years. Never had a problem. It is very busy though.
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Old 06-19-2019, 03:07 PM   #6
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We typically launch there and have been for years. Never had a problem. It is very busy though.

Ive heard way more bad than good. Its enough to keep me away. Not to mention its not convenient for me at all. I launched at april sound once last year and it was 20
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Old 06-19-2019, 03:12 PM   #7
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Ive heard way more bad than good. Its enough to keep me away. Not to mention its not convenient for me at all. I launched at april sound once last year and it was 20
I wasn't sure how much it was. I launched at stowaway 2 weeks ago and it was $10. I like it pretty good. Its protected from the wind and plenty of parking. Nice place too.
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Old 06-19-2019, 03:16 PM   #8
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I launched from 830 last month and didn't have a problem until we came in at 1:00pm and there must have been 50 boats wanting to get in the water and 50 trying to get out.....these folks don't have a clue...no one could get out due to trucks with boats blocking the entrance and no one could get in due to boats trying to get out waiting on there trailers....a complete mess....
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Old 06-19-2019, 03:45 PM   #9
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I launched from 830 last month and didn't have a problem until we came in at 1:00pm and there must have been 50 boats wanting to get in the water and 50 trying to get out.....these folks don't have a clue...no one could get out due to trucks with boats blocking the entrance and no one could get in due to boats trying to get out waiting on there trailers....a complete mess....
How motivating!! This really makes me want to go to Conroe....NOT!!!
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Old 06-19-2019, 03:51 PM   #10
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We use Stowaway. It's a nice ramp, they have a good store with suppies and bait, and besides the weekends, the ramp isn't too crowded. You'll have one every now and then that don't know what they're doing, but that makes for good entertainment...
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Old 06-19-2019, 03:59 PM   #11
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I have used 2 ramps extensively, South End is Lakeview and it is nice and well run. North end is StowAway.


After all I have heard and seen over the years I wouldn't launch at 830 if they were giving away free cases of beer at the launch!
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Old 06-19-2019, 04:48 PM   #12
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I have used 2 ramps extensively, South End is Lakeview and it is nice and well run. North end is StowAway.


After all I have heard and seen over the years I wouldn't launch at 830 if they were giving away free cases of beer at the launch!
I don't live in the area any more but he is right. That place is a zoo. We quit launching there because all trashy families from Conroe and Willis would come let their kids swim amongst the launching and receiving boats. I was so scared that I was going to hit a kid with my propeller I quit using it years before we moved.
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Old 06-19-2019, 05:48 PM   #13
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I launched from 830 last month and didn't have a problem until we came in at 1:00pm and there must have been 50 boats wanting to get in the water and 50 trying to get out.....these folks don't have a clue...no one could get out due to trucks with boats blocking the entrance and no one could get in due to boats trying to get out waiting on there trailers....a complete mess....
Good reason to go back and fish some more.

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