Headwaters Access

NOTICE: Parking lot expansion and boat ramp construction will begin in early August. During construction, Headwaters Access will be CLOSED to the public. Construction activities will last approximately 4 months, weather dependent. Alternative places to access the Diversion Channel or the Mississippi River include Blockhole Access or Red Star Access. For additional fishing and river opportunities, please visit https://mdc.mo.gov.

  • Boat LandingBoat Landing
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • BoundaryBoundary
Things to do when you visit: 
  • Fishing
    • Catfish,
    • Crappie,
    • Sunfish,
    • Black Bass,
    • White Bass

About this Area

Leased from Little River Drainage District

When Cape Girardeau gauge is at 33', water is on the parking lot. When Cape Girardeau gauge is 6-8', water is too shallow to access the Mississippi River

GPS Coordinates N 37 DEG W 089 DEG 33.940

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Sunday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
In Cape Girardeau, take Highway 74/61 south, then Old Highway 61 (S. Kingshighway) south at the access sign.
Area Regulations