I sail through Jewfish creek 2 or 3 times a year and anchor
south of Gilbert's, west of the ICW
. There are usually one or two boats anchored under the Highway 1 bridge (must be noisy, not sure anyone actually lives aboard). There are always a number of boats in the Anchorage Resort mooring
field south of the bridge including some Irma wrecks up in the mangroves, I've never seen anyone aboard there. There is a small marina at Gilbert's as well. For years prior to Irma a sailboat was anchored just south of Gilbert's west of the (ICW) red mark, never saw anyone aboard, boat
disappeared after Irma. Gilbert's seawall was still being repaired last time I was there, but should be open by now. Anchorage Resort also has dock
and slips. I've never spent more than a few days anchored there, but never encountered any "authorities." It is easy to dinghy
in to Gilbert's or the Anchorage and Uber over to the Winn Dixie on Key Largo
, etc. It is also possible to anchor most anywhere in Blackwater Sound.