Merry Point Ferry
(New!) Year-End Holiday Schedule
The Merry Point Ferry will operate during regularly scheduled hours on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
The ferry will be closed on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022.
Service will resume during regularly scheduled hours on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022.
Fall 2021 Ferry Maintenance Project
The Merry Point Ferry resumed service on its normal schedule on Nov. 16, 2021, following a maintenance project to paint the vessel in drydock. Read the news release.
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
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.