Owl Creek Boat Ramp

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The boat ramp features four concrete boat launch lanes with associated temporary mooring areas offering direct access to Rudee Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean via Owl Creek. The area​ offers lighting for evening use and portable restrooms are located onsite.
​​The facility is open for public use and fees are reinstated for boat launching and car parking effective Friday, May 22. Facility customers and visitors should continue to maintain 6-foot social distancing and avoid gathering in groups of 50 or more. Beach users must comply with posted COVID-19 Beach Regulations. *Customer fee transactions will be contactless and credit/debit cards are required during this period. 

Questions? P​lease refer to this FAQ.

*For the latest updates on Parks & Rec closures and cancellations due to the Coronavirus, visit our Facebook page or the City’s emergency information page​. Individuals may also receive emails from us pertaining to specific programs​. ​​​


There are no fees for launching at the boat ramp. A free pumpout is located directly adjacent to the launch area. Canoe and kayak launching can occur, but should be loaded and unloaded in the designated unloading area adjacent to the concrete launches. Motorized watercraft have launch priority, but please be courteous to those already in the process of launching​.

Note: Fishing, crabbing or net fishing is not allowed on the dock or mooring areas as well as the shore areas along the City property.


Vehicle with boat trailer parking and car parking is available onsite at no charge. Please park in the appropriate designated areas. Overflow parking is available across the street at the old Camp Pendleton parking lot. 

​Hours of Operation:

7 Days a Week, 24 Hours