Mississippi River Boat Launches

Local parks and communities offer anglers and boaters ample locations to get out on the water to experience the Mississippi and its recreational opportunities. The list of boat launch locations below can help you plan your next outing.

Mississippi River Boat Launches

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Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau


Bent Prop Marina
780 Harbor Drive
East Dubuque, IL 61025
815-747-8860


2nd Street and Menominee Avenue
East Dubuque, IL 61025



285 5th Street
East Dubuque, IL 61025
815-747-3310


End of North Ferry Crossing Road
Galena, IL 61036



5720 South River Road
Hanover, IL 61041
800-645-0248



Blackhawk Waterways Convention and Visitors Bureau


Albany Marina
1st Avenue and Water Street
Albany, IL 61230



Cattail Slough Recreation Area
Diamond Road
Fulton, IL 61252



Fulton Marina
1800 4th Street
Fulton, IL 61252



Lock and Dam 13
4999 Lock Road
Fulton, IL 61252



Mickelson’s Landing
End of Riverfront Drive
Fulton, IL 61252



Mississippi Palisades State Park
End of Marina Road
Savanna, IL 61074



Public Ramp
End of Division Street and the end of Quincy Street
Savanna, IL 61074



Savanna Municipal Ramp
End of Randolph Street
Savanna, IL 61074



Savanna Slough Municipal
Broderick Drive
Savanna, IL 61074



Spring Lake Resort
8048 Illinois Route 84
Savanna, IL 61074



Big Slough Public
5836 Riverview Road
Thomson, IL 61285



Thomson Causeway Recreation Area
Lewis Avenue
Thomson, IL 61285




Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau


Andalusia Marina
End of 2nd Street West
Andalusia, IL 61232



2 miles west of Andalusia
Andalusia, IL 61232
309-794-4200


Ducky’s Lagoon
13515 78th Avenue West
Andalusia, IL 61232



Public Boat Ramp
4 miles west of Andalusia on Highway 92
Andalusia, IL 61232



Lake George
Public Boat Ramp Road
Buffalo Prairie, IL 61237



Cordova Public Ramp
10th Street North
Cordova, IL 61242



Cordova Public Ramp
5th Street South
Cordova, IL 61242



East Moline Boat Launch
Empire Park, Illinois Route 84
East Moline, IL 61244



Henderson Creek Public
1675 North
Gladstone, IL 61437



Blanchard Island Recreation Area
350th Street West and 176th Avenue West
Illinois City, IL 61259



Big River State Forest
3 Launches along County Road 3 between Keithsburg and Oquawka
Keithsburg, IL 61442



Keithsburg Municipal
End of Monroe Street or the end of 1st and Jefferson Streets
Keithsburg, IL 61442



Ben Butterworth Memorial Park
Old River Drive
Moline, IL 61265



Sylvan Slough Docks
End of 1st street
Moline, IL 61265



Bayview Fishmarket
End of Liberty Street
New Boston, IL 61272



Crosses Corner
1698 15th Street
New Boston, IL 61272



New Boston Public
1st Street
New Boston, IL 61272



Delebar State Park
Delebar State Park Road
Oquawka, IL 61469



Oquawka Public
End of Schuyler Street
Oquawka, IL 61469



Oquawka Public
Along Marina Drive
Oquawka, IL 61469



Port Byron Municipal Ramp
End of Cherry Street
Port Byron, IL 61275



Rapids City Public
Shuler’s Shady Grove Park, 1st Avenue and 11th Street
Rapids City, IL 61278



Sunset Marina
North end of Sunset Park
Rock Island, IL 61201



Andalusia Slough Recreation Area
14895 78th Avenue West
Taylor Ridge, IL 61284




Quincy Area Convention and Visitors Bureau


Dallas City Public
End of West 1st Street
Dallas City, IL 62330



Chaney Creek
North County Road 0
Hamilton, IL 62341



Hamilton Public Ramp
Western side of Montebello State Park
Hamilton, IL 62341



John Hay Public
Off of Highway 106, south of Interstate 72
Hull, IL 62343



Meyer Public
East 30th Street
Meyer, IL 62379



Nauvoo Public Boat Launch
North Sycamore Haven Drive
Nauvoo, IL 62354



Cincinnati Landing
3 miles southwest of New Canton
New Canton, IL 62356



Pleasant Hill Access Ramp
Approximately 5 miles southwest of Pleasant Hill at the end of Clarksville Road
Pleasant Hill, IL 62366



Bob Bangert Public
North Bottom Road
Quincy, IL 62301



Canton Chute Recreation Area
County Road 300 East
Quincy, IL 62301



Clat Adams Park
End of Hampshire Street
Quincy, IL 62301



Kesler Park Landing
All America Park
Quincy, IL 62301



Lower Lock and Dam 21
Martindale Road
Quincy, IL 62301



Quincy Boat Club
Kesler Park
Quincy, IL 62301



Bear Creek Recreation Area
End of North 2400th Avenue
Ursa, IL 62376




Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau


Alton Marina
End of Boat Launch Road
Alton, IL 62002
618-462-9860


Cockrell Hollow Access
West of Batchtown
Batchtown, IL 62006



Rip Rap Landing
End of Rip Rap Road
Belleview, IL 61604



Willow Access North and South
4.5 miles west of Belleview
Belleview, IL 61604



Piasa Creek Access
End of Hazelnut Drive
Godfrey, IL 62035



Brussels Ferry Boat Launch
Illinois Route 100
Grafton, IL 62037



Grafton Public Boat Ramp
End of North Market Street
Grafton, IL 62037



Pere Marquette State Park
12701 Illinois Route 100
Grafton, IL 62037
618-786-3323


Royal Landing Access Ramp
7 miles southwest of Grafton
Grafton, IL 62037



Village of Hamburg Boat Ramp
Water Street
Hamburg, IL 62045




The Tourism Bureau ILLINOISouth


Water Street
Chester, IL 62233
618-826-2326



Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau


Cairo Access Boat Ramp
Ohio Street
Cairo, IL 62914



Fort Defiance Access Ramp
Fort Defiance Road
Cairo, IL 62914



Grand Tower Boat Ramp
Front Street
Grand Tower, IL 62942



Thebes Boat Ramp
2nd Street
Thebes, IL 62990






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