Washington, MO
Rennick Riverfront Park
Closest Bridge: Washington
Ramp Location: Right Bank
GPS: 38° 3340.98 N
91° 0037.33 W
Mile Marker: 68.3

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From I-44 (South of Washington): Take I-44 to Hwy. 100 West (Washington Exit), travel about 12 miles to Washington. Stay on 100 West, past Hwy. 47 intersection until you see Jefferson St. Take a right onto Jefferson. Continue all the way to the end of Jefferson, then take a left onto Front Street. At 3-way stop sign, take a right and cross the railroad tracks into the park. You will see boat ramp ahead of you. Parking is marked.

From I-70 (North of Washington): Take I-70 to Warrenton Exit and go south on Hwy. 47. Continue until you cross the bridge at Washington. At first stoplight, take a right onto Third Street. Continue on Third to the stop sign at Market St., take a right onto Market Street. The street will turn left onto Front Street. Continue to stop sign and take a right over the railroad tracks into the park. You will see boat ramp ahead of you. Parking is marked.

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Public Boat Ramp: Concrete, well maintained, extra wide,
for multiple boat launches at a time.

Current: Moderate. Ramp is perpendicular to the current.

Docking: Two courtesy docks available for temporary boat parking and passenger loading. No overnight or long term docking.

Parking: Free vehicle with trailer parking available, 40+ extended spaces on paved lower lot, with additional parking on gravel lot to East. Also ample single spaces for car parking on all lots.

Fueling: On-site fueling available, but BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Call ahead of time 636-399-0783. Gas station within walking distance at Elm and 5th Street. Walk to train station at Elm St. and 5 blocks up the hill. Need a Cab?

Restroom: Yes

General Comments: This is typically a very busy boat ramp, for boaters as well as spectators, especially on the weekends during warm weather. When river levels are low enough, two large sandbars are exposed: Labadie Sandbar to the east of Washington and Dundee Sandbar to the west. Both are a big attraction for boaters who want a place on the river to relax and have fun.

Dundee Sandbar, near mile marker 76.5, is very user friendly, with sandy bottom and slower slope toward deeper water. Many people shallow wade here, without trouble, but we remind you to think of your safety and wear a flotation device. Is Dundee Sandbar out? Check Dundee Cam The sandbar will be in the upper left quadrant of the image and toward the opposite bank.

Near mile marker 54, Labadie Sandbar has a sand ledge bank with water deepening just beyond. We are looking for more activity information on this sandbar, please e-mail us.

Entertainment and Activities: If you are looking for entertainment or things to do in Washington, there are multiple restaurants, specialty shops, great places to visit, as well as an Amtrak station in close proximity to the Rennick Riverfront Park. Also a beautiful paved trail for biking or walking is accessible on the east end of the lower paved lot.

Click Here for Missouri Department of Conservation Page for this area for more details and contact information.

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