Ferry service has resumed after repairs were made to vessel’s hydraulic pumps
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Merry Point Ferry in Lancaster County is back in service after repairs were made to the vessel’s hydraulic pumps.
The Merry Point Ferry ceased operation on Wednesday, Dec. 26 after the pumps malfunctioned.
Travelers are always encouraged to check 511Virginia for real-time information on the ferry’s operational status.
The Merry Point Ferry is a free ferry service operated by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). Located on scenic byway Route 604 (Merry Point Road and Ottoman Ferry Road), it crosses the western end of the Corrotoman River.

This Virginia Department of Transportation-operated free ferry is in Lancaster County.

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, or by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.

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