Marine Resources

COVID-19 Updates

Visit our Closures & Cancellations page to view the latest Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources closures, cancellations and updates related to Coronavirus.

All county boat ramps are open to boaters and trailers only.  Please continue to observe social distancing.

The Marine Resources Program is in charge of:
  • Installing and maintaining aids to navigation and regulatory waterway signs that are the County's responsibility
  • Removal of abandoned vessels from the County waterways
  • Construction of artificial reefs
  • Manatee protection efforts
  • Construction and maintenance of County boat ramp facilities

Hurricane Preparation for Boat Owners


  • Marine Resources
  • (941) 748-4501 ext. 6008 or ext. 6011
  • Email Us