Nestled between the mighty Mississippi and Illinois rivers, Calhoun County can be accessed by crossing the Mississippi River by the Golden Eagle Ferry for a small fee.
Known for peaches in the summer and apples in the fall, the county offers miles of prosperous farms and orchards. It is very popular in the fall with leaf peepers wishing to experience the natural beauty of the river valley in close proximity to the Great River Road. Ride the ferry to get fresh fruits and cider from roadside stands and local orchards. The ferry is open year-round, seven days a week.
For more info, go to calhounferrycompany.com or call (618) 535-5759.
Hours for Golden Eagle Ferry
Monday to Thursday - 5 am to 9 pm
Friday and Saturday: 5 am to 2 am
Sunday - 8 am to 9 pm
Car & Truck - $8 one-way, $15 round-trip
Dual over 1-ton - $9
Tandem - $10
Semi - $13
Motorcycle - $5 one-way, $9 round-trip
Bicycle - $4
Foot Passenger - $3
Trailers - $1 per axle