Lock & Dam 20 and the Canton Ferry – Canton, Missouri. Lock & Dam 20 is located at the north end of the Riverfront area. Visitors are welcome from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. each day. The ferry operates between the landing on the Canton Riverfront to the landing at Meyer, Illinois.
The lock & dam was completed in 1936 and is maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Visitors to the dam can sit and enjoy watching a towboat lock through, bald eagles in the winter, or pleasure crafts on the water.
Come enjoy a relaxing time in Mississippi Park. Located just south of the Lock and Dam, Mississippi Park provides 23 camping pads each capable of 30 or 50 amp service. The park also has a shelter house/picnic area and a playground area for children. Reservations for camping pads are handled by the Canton Police Department and can be made by calling 573-288-4412.
Come take a ride on the Canton Ferry, the longest continually operating ferry on the Mississippi, chartered since 1853. The ferry carries all size vehicles from bicycles to semi trucks. The current ferry was put into operation in 1994 and is operated by John Balmann. The ferry operates approximately 11 months depending on icing conditions on the river. Hours are 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. daily.
South Riverfront Park
Park your car and watch the boats meander up and down the river. You can view the ferry crossing the river, watch bald eagles as they fish the waters and maybe catch a glimpse of one of the "Queens" (Delta, American or Mississippi) as they travel from St. Paul to New Orleans. A boat ramp is also available at this end of the riverfront.
All of this is available for your travel pleasure while visiting Northeast Missouri.