Benton-Houston Ferry

The Benton-Houston Ferry, considered the last ferry operating on the Tennessee River, is owned by the State of Tennessee DOT and makes it way across the Tennessee River between Benton and Houston counties. The ferry operates daily but does not run in severe weather.


Latitude: 36.292933 Longitude: -87.968995 Elevation: 440 ft
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Seasons Open and Departure Times

Monday thru Friday - 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday - 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Length of Excursion

The trip takes about 20 minutes.

Costs and Fees

Ranges from $.50 to $4. For complete costs,

How to Find the Departure Point

It is located approximately 2.35 miles west of McKinnon in Houston County on State Route 147.

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