Pride of Cassville Car Ferry connects two National Scenic Byways;
the Great River Road and the Iowa Great River Road. The
ferry served the early settlement as far back as 1833
and it continues today, making the same trip back and
forth across the mighty Mississippi. It is the oldest
operating ferry service in the state of Wisconsin.
to the Car Ferry from Iowa: Take Hwy 52 to Millville.
Turn unto 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.
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.
ride on the Cassville Car Ferry and visualize a twenty-three
year old Nelson Dewey, who was to become the first governor
of Wisconsin, making his first trip across the Mississippi
to reach the tiny village of Cassville. Today, it is still
a fun way to cross.