Merry Point Ferry

Merry Point Ferry Route

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 www.511Virginia.org, or by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.  

Fall 2021 Ferry Maintenance Project

The Merry Point Ferry is anticipated to be taken out of service immediately after the Labor Day holiday in September 2021 to allow the vessel to be painted in drydock. The vessel is painted every 5 years as part of its routine maintenance and upkeep. The ferry will be out of service for around two months, through early November 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Page last modified: April 2, 2021