As the third largest river in the world, the Mississippi is truly a sight to behold. Experience the Mighty Mississippi River as you travel the rolling hills and majestic countryside of the Great River Road in Illinois and Iowa to see what each town has to offer. Take advantage of these great parks, trails, gardens, and natural wonders while enjoying the outdoors along the river.
Get out and enjoy life on the river by using any one of these great boat launches! The Mississippi River awaits!
Illinois Boat Launches
Albany Marina • 1st Avenue and Water Street
Andalusia Marina • End of 2nd Street West
Ducky's Lagoon • 13515 78th Avenue West
Public Boat Ramp • 4 miles west of Andalusia on Highway 92
Cordova Public Ramp • 5th Street South
Dallas City Public • End of West 1st Street
Blanchard Island Recreation Area • End of 176th Avenue West
Bent Prop Marina • 780 Harbor Drive
East Dubuque Public Boat Ramp • End of Boat Ramp Road
Mid-Town Marina • 285 5th Street
Frentress Lake Marine Center • 830 Gill Road
East Moline Boat Launch • Empire Park, Illinois Route 84
Cattail Slough Recreation Area • Diamond Road
Fulton Marina • 1800 4th Street
Lock & Dam 13 • 4999 Lock Road
Mickelson's Landing • End of Riverfront Drive
Galena Boat Club • End of North Ferry Crossing Road
Chaney Creek • North County Road 0
Hamilton Public Ramp • Western side of Montebello State Park
Blanding Landing Recreation Area • 5720 South River Road
Keithsburg Municipal • End of Monroe Street or the end of 1st & Jefferson Streets
Meyer Public • East 30th Street
Ben Butterworth Memorial Park • Old River Drive
Sylvan Slough Docks • End of 1st Street
Nauvoo Boat Launch • 2420 N. Sycamore Haven Drive
Bayview Fishmarket • End of Liberty Street
Crosses Corner • 1698 15th Street
New Boston Public • 1st Street
Oquawka Public • End of Schuyler Street
Port Byron Municipal Ramp • End of Cherry Street
Bob Bangert Park • North Bottom Road
Canton Chute Recreation Area • County Road 300 East
Clat Adams Park • End of Hampshire Street
Kesler Park Landing • All America Park
Lower Lock and Dam 21 • Martindale Road
Quincy Boat Club • Kesler Park
Rapids City Rapids City Public • Shuler's Shady Grove Park • 1st Avenue and 11th Street
Sunset Marina • North end of Sunset Park
Mississippi Palisades State Park • End of Marina Road
Public Ramp • End of Division Street and the end of Quincy Street
Savanna Municipal Ramp • End of Randolph Street
Savanna Slough Municipal • Broderick Drive
Spring Lake Resort • 8048 Illinois Route 84
Bear Creek Recreation Area • End of North 2400th Avenue
Warsaw Public • 905 County Highway 11
Iowa Boat Launches
Eagles Landing Boat Ramp • 2731 62nd St. Ct
Leach Park Boat Ramp • 100 12th Street
Buffalo Buffalo Shores • 1433 Front St.
Burlington Bluff Harbor Marina • 800 N Front St.
Meyer Marina • 2900 91st Ave
Big Muddy's • 710 N Front St.
Casey Barrow Landing • 3.5 miles south of Kingston, 180th St.
Edgewater Beach • Tama Rd., off Hwy 99
Hawkeye Dolbee • Lake Rd., off 225th St.
Memorial Auditorium • 200 N Front St.
Port of Burlington • 400 N Front St
Sullivan Slough • Sullivan Slough Rd.
Centennial Park Boat Ramp • 315 S. Marquette St.
Credit Island Boat Ramp • 2200 W. River Dr.
Port of Dubuque Marina • 450 E. 3rd St.
Captain's Quarters Drystak Marina • 1211 Canal Shore Dr. SW
Green Gables Marina • 2315 Canal Shore Dr. SW
Boat Launch on LeClaire Levee • Downtown LeClaire
Keokuk Yacht Club • 2029 River Road
South Side Boat Club • 625 Mississippi River Dr.
Princeton Boat Ramp • 203 River Dr.