WELCOME TO ASTOR BRIDGE MARINA AND MOTEL
Astor Bridge Marina and Motel is located at 1575 W. Hwy 40 at the base of the Astor Bridge on the east side of the St Johns River.
The Marina and Motel offer accommodations and amenities for the fishing enthusiasts, the avid boater, or visitors to the area experiencing the unspoiled and natural beauty along the banks of the St Johns River.
Our 60 slip Marina nestled inside a completely sheltered bay offers dockage with electric and water, a bathhouse with laundry facility, boat launch ramp, fuel, pump out, dry storage, and a ships store. Riverfront motel rooms and cottages are equipped with ‘eat in’ kitchens. Lighthouse Grill Restaurant is also located on the Marina property.
Astor FL is located west of the St Johns River between Lake George and Lake Dexter. Astor is surrounded by the wilderness of the Ocala National Forest. The Astor census had a population of 1,645 as of July 2016.
The recognized Astor Bridge, a single-leaf bascule bridge that carries State Road 40 over the St Johns River defines the borders of two Florida counties; Volusia County to the east of the bridge and Lake County to the west of the bridge.
A natural wonder, the St. Johns River (Spanish: Rio de San Juan) is one of only a few rivers in all of North America that flows north. The 310 miles of the St Johns River flows northward from Vero Beach to Jacksonville.
The river’s sub-basins and lakes offer an array of history and exploration from shell fossils of early animals preserved in spring water caves, to pre-Colombian and Native American mounds, and the wrecks of civil war steamships embedded in the muddy river bottom. The State of Florida recognizes more than 1000 archeological sites in Lake County.
Major tributaries, or smaller streams and rivers that flow into the St. Johns River, include the Wekiva River, The Econlockhatchee River, and Oklawaha River.
Astor has historically been prized for its bass fishing, and a diverse bird population that includes egrets, ibis and great blue herons, ospreys, turkeys, cranes, and a sizeable population of bald eagles. Sea otter, manatee, deer, alligator and the rhesus monkey also reside in protected areas here along the river's banks.
Astor FL is centrally located for an easy day trip to many points of interest within the Ocala National Forest, several of Florida’s natural springs and caverns, in addition to, Daytona International Speedway, Cape Canaveral’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex or the Orlando areas popular theme parks.