Merry Point Ferry
This VDOT-operated free ferry is in Lancaster County. Located on scenic byway Route 604, it crosses the western end of the Corrotoman River.
Extended summer hours for the Merry Point ferry service on the Northern Neck will be offered this year as part of a Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) pilot program.
The summer schedule will be in effect from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, or Saturday, May 25, 2013 through Monday, September 2, 2013.
The summer hours of operation will be:
- Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Normal Hours of Operation
- Tuesday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- No Sunday or Monday service
This ferry has one operator. The ferry ceases operation for 30 minutes at midday for the operator lunch break. Precise times may vary, depending on demand for ferry service.
Ferry service may also be affected by wind, weather and tides. Signs leading to the ferry entrance communicate its operational status. Ferry service may also be briefly halted so the ferry operator can change information posted on these signs.
Information on the operational status of the ferry may also be found on www.511Virginia.org, or by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.