Jupiter/Port Salerno Lodging Advice
Greetings from South Carolina Southeast Forum members. I'm an avid fisherman in Charleston, SC and although the fishing is great Charleston has one problem, no snook. I've been making week long trips to the Pine Island area in Southwest Florida every year for a little over ten years now trying to feed this snook addiction. I've read several articles about the great snook fishery that the Jupiter/Port Salerno/Hobe Sound area has and I've decided that I'd like to give your area a try on my next trip. I've done a fair amount of research for fisherman friendly places to stay in this area, and I haven't had much luck. I kind of get the impression that this area is geared towards beach tourism and that's about it as far as accomodations go. If anyone reading this has any information on lodging other than hotels in these areas, I would appreciate some advice. Ideally what I'm looking for is somewhere close to a boat ramp where I can safely park my boat/trailer and that has some sort of kitchen for a reasonable price. I've already found the cabins at Jonathan Dickinson State Park which look ideal, but it appears that they will be unavailable due to renovations after May 1st. I'm not looking for luxury. This will be two guys in a well used fishing boat who want to fish all day, enjoy a few wheat sodas, and have somewhere to cook dinner and sleep at night without fear of contracting something that won't wash off or waking up to a stripped boat. The closer to the ICW and inlets the better. I appreciate any and all advice anyone is willing to give.