Merry Point Ferry

Merry Point Ferry Route

Update: Service will resume on the Merry Point Ferry in Lancaster County and Sunnybank Ferry in Northumberland County beginning Friday, July 3. 

Each ferry will operate a full schedule according to its normal service hours, which will include service on Saturday, July 4.

Read the news release announcement

This Virginia Department of Transportation-operated free ferry is in Lancaster County.

The ferry can carry a maximum of six passengers and 16 tons. 

Located on scenic byway Route 604, it crosses the western end of the Corrotoman River. 

  • Hours of Operation

    • Tuesday through Friday, 7 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, 9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
    • No Sunday or Monday service

Please note:

This ferry has one operator. It 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.

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, or by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.  
























Page last modified: June 26, 2020