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Dorena-Hickman Ferry closed due to mechanical issue


The Dorena-Hickman Ferry has shut down for the remainder of Thursday due to a mechanical issue, according to the Mississippi County Port Authority.

The ferry is likely to remain closed at least part of the day Friday for repair work. They say they will attempt to provide timely notice when the ferry is able to resume service.

As a reminder, the ferry will switch to the summer operating schedule on Sunday, March 16.

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

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. Passage for passenger vehicles is $14 with additional tolls for trucks, motor homes, and vehicles pulling trailers. There are discounts for vehicles making return crossings.

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 the Dorena-Hickman Ferry.

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

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