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

2nd Street and Menominee Avenue
East Dubuque, IL 61025

285 5th Street
East Dubuque, IL 61025

End of North Ferry Crossing Road
Galena, IL 61036

5720 South River Road
Hanover, IL 61041

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

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

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

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

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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Mississippi River Boat Launches