Darst ramp is a salt / brackish water ramp,                               
 on the south side of the peace river just off  I-75
fishing along the shore line can produce Snook and Red fish,

Shore fishing from the Park is pretty good.
cast from the ramp to the opposites side right along the mangroves.

Launching a boat from here it batter be a skiff the water at the ramp is ok 3 to 4 feet but getting out to the river
you will encounter 12 if your lucky 18 inches of water, so be carful boys and girls.  

lok at Darst ramp on Google map    


Here you see 41 and the bridge on I-75 the red dot is Darst boat Ramp.


From the main road


Looking down Darst



Nice Ramp but not much water depth..





Summary: 6.0 miles (10 minutes)

Time Mile Instruction For Toward
9:00 AM 0.0 Depart 4425 Tamiami Tr, Port Charlotte, FL 33980 on US-41 (South)
Fishin Franks
2.7 mi
9:03 AM 2.7 Turn LEFT (North-East) onto
W Olympia Ave
0.2 mi
9:03 AM 2.9 Road name changes to
  E Olympia Ave
1.1 mi
9:05 AM 4.0 Turn LEFT (North) onto Marlympia Way 0.1 mi
9:06 AM 4.2 Turn RIGHT (East) onto
   E Marion Ave
0.7 mi
9:07 AM 4.9 Keep RIGHT onto Riverside Dr 0.8 mi
9:09 AM 5.7 Turn LEFT (North) onto Darst Ave 0.3 mi
9:10 AM 6.0 Arrive Darst Ramp,
Punta Gorda,

Driving distance: 6.0 miles
Trip duration: 10 minutes
Driving time: 10 minutes
Cost: $0.51