Florida Boat Ramp Fee Hike

This Labor Day weekend it will cost a bit more to go boating at one recreational site in Alabama.

The Florala City Council has imposed a mandatory $2 boat launch fee at Lake Jackson.

It's only for the boat launch ramp on state Highway 55 and does not include the state park which is adjacent to the city's property.

An honor box system placed there had only brought in $130 since the first of the year.

One councilmember said making the fee mandatory is the only way the park will pay for itself.