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The Cassville Car Ferry awaits visitors for a fun way to cross the Mississippi River. Take a ride on the Pride of Cassville and visualize a twenty-three-year-old Nelson Dewey and his first trip across the Mississippi to reach the little village that was envisioned to become the first Capital of the Wisconsin territory.  The ferry served the early settlement as far back as 1836 and was powered by horses working on a treadmill. Though horses have been replaced, it continues today making the same trip back and forth across the mighty river.

The Cassville Car Ferry connects two National Scenic By-Ways; the Wisconsin Great River Road and the Iowa Great River Road. The ferry landing is located on the upper end of Riverside Park. Discover Cassville, this unique "Treasure on the Mississippi!"

Connecting two

National Scenic Byways

  • Yes, pets are allowed to ride on the ferry!

  • Weather and water levels change often, which can affect ferry operation

  • Follow our Facebook page to stay up to date on weather conditions

Days of operations

River Conditions Permitting

  • First Friday in May – Memorial Day: Friday, Saturday & Sunday Only

  • Memorial Day to Labor Day: Seven days a week

  • Labor Day to last Sunday in October: Friday, Saturday & Sunday Only

  • Last day of Operation: Last Sunday in October

Hours of operations

10:00am to 8:00pm

  • Last trip from Cassville leaves at 7:20pm

  • Last trip from Iowa leaves at 7:40pm

  • Ferry Runs On Demand

  • Push button at either landing to signal Ferry

  • $5.00 - Walk-On Passenger (kids ride free)  |  Bicycle
  • $10.00 - Motorcycle
  • $15.00 - Vehicles | UTV
  • Tour/School Bus - $2.00/person with a $50 minimum
  • $30.00 - Double Space
  • $50.00 - Semi or similar Vehicle
  • $55.00 - 4-Punch Card
  • $150.00 - 12-Punch Card
  • $200.00 - 20-Punch Card


  • What time will the Ferry be at the WI or IA landing?

The Ferry Runs on demand. Push button at either landing to signal Ferry.

  • How long of a ride is a one-way trip?

Approximately 15-20 minutes.

  • How deep is the River?

9 ft minimum

Directions to the Car Ferry from Iowa: 

Take Hwy 52 to Millville. Turn onto C9Y. Watch for the electrical substation and directional signs. The gravel road leads to the Turkey River boat landing, where the Ferry picks up passengers.

Directions to the Car Ferry from Cassville: 

Take State Hwy 133 south to Crawford St., turn west towards the river. Turn right at the Riverside Park boat landing; follow the road to the upper park to the Ferry Landing.

Enter 35998 Oak Road, Turkey River, IA  into your navigational app to find the Iowa Ferry Landing.

Ferry Sunset

Join us on our Sunset Cruises

alliant energy

It's not just about the ride. It's about helping you get to what's next. Alliant Energy proudly serves Cassville, as well as hundreds of other communities in Wisconsin and Iowa. We are focused on innovative customer options and building a bright, clean future to help communities grow

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ITC Midwest provides reliable electric transmission service to the region, helping to connect generation sources and power the economy. Our grid investments have increased the availability of renewable energy and reduced electric transmission outages by 62%. At ITC Midwest, we’re working for the Greater Grid.


Headquartered in LaCrosse, Wis., Dairyland Power Cooperative  provides the wholesale electrical requirements for 24 distribution cooperatives and 17 municipal utilities. These cooperatives and municipals, in turn, supply the energy needs of more than a half-million people in the four-state service area.

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Vonderhaar Construction excavating services include, but are not limited to, building/site demolition, building excavation, site excavation, conventional septic system installation, timber clearing, pond excavation, field tilling, terracing, culvert installation, stump grinding, hydroseeding, and much more!

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