Dorena-Hickman Ferry Temporarily Closed Due to Fog

Dec 22, 2017



  The Dorena-Hickman Ferry is temporarily halting service due to fog on the Mississippi River. 

Kentucky Cabinet of Transportation Public Information Officer Keith Todd says the ferry will be out of service until visibility improves enough to allow the Dorena-Hickman Ferry to resume operation.

He says KYTC will attempt to provide timely notice when the Dorena-Hickman Ferry resumes service.

Here is more info on the Dorena-Hickman Ferry and a schedule of operating hours. 

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry connects KY 1354 at Hickman, Kentucky, with Missouri Route A and Route 77 near Dorena, Missouri.

In addition to providing a critical transportation link between Kentucky and Missouri for daily commuters and farmers, the ferry serves as a tourist attraction for the region and provides a convenient route between Southeast Missouri and the popular fishing and recreation areas around nearby Reelfoot Lake in Northwest Tennessee.

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry Operates from the Hickman Landing with regular river crossings during daylight hours.

Missouri and Kentucky have the geographic distinction of being the only border states that are not directly connected by a road. The only direct route between the two states is via the Dorena-Hickman Ferry.

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry operates at Mississippi River navigation mile point 922.0.