Canton Ferry Access (Canton)

This area is subject to flooding: The city street entering Canton Ferry Access floods and is therefore closed when the Mississippi River is above flood stage. Please check local conditions before attempting to use this access, and do not drive onto flooded roadways.
View along shore to access
Canton Ferry Access is maintained by the City of Canton. For specific information about the area, contact the Canton City Hall at 573-288-4413.

This was one of the first Community Assistance Program agreement projects by the Missouri Department of Conservation. This agreement was renewed in 2015.

The area's facilities include two paved parking areas, a concrete boat ramp, and courtesy boat dock.

The area is prone to flooding when the Mississippi River approaches flood stage.
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Area Hours
  • Sunday, 04:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 04:00 AM - 10:00 PM
From Highway 61 at Canton, take Highway 16 east 1 mile, then 4th Street north two blocks, then Henderson Street east, and Front Street south to the access.
For more information call
(573) 248-2530
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8017 - 3CSR 10-12 - 101 Title; Authority

3CSR 10-12
Rule Number
101 Title; Authority
Chapter 12 of the Wildlife Code applies to this area. This area is not owned by the Missouri Department of Conservation. The information provided reflects regulations for activities regulated under a cooperative agreement between the Missouri Department of Conservation and the owner of the area. For more information on any activity not listed below, contact the area owner at the phone number listed in the area details section.

8017 - 3CSR 10-12 - 110 Use of Boats and Motors

3CSR 10-12
Rule Number
110 Use of Boats and Motors
Boats may be used on this area.

8017 - 3CSR 10-12 - 130 Fishing, General Provisions and Seasons

3CSR 10-12
Rule Number
130 Fishing, General Provisions and Seasons

Fishing is prohibited on some areas managed under a cooperative agreement with the Department, but allowed on others. Special regulations may apply to fishing. To determine the fishing regulations for this area, consult the Missouri Code of State Regulations in Chapter 12 of theĀ Wildlife Code.


  • White Bass
  • Walleye/Sauger
  • Suckers
  • Catfish
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