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Start Date: Saturday, June 15, 2024 1:00 pm - Monday, June 17, 2024 6:43 pm
Duration: 2 Days, 5 Hours, 43 Minutes
Categories: Cruise*

See the forum thread for details and planning

Forum Thread

We plan on traveling to Metropolis Illinois on June 15th, launching on the Ohio River on June 16th at the Fort Massac State Park boat ramp in Metropolis and cruising upstream to the Tennessee River which is about 20 miles, and seeing what we can see.

We plan to launch on the Ohio River on June 17th at Olmsted Illinois, which is about a 30-minute drive from Metropolis, this puts us below (downstream of) the giant Olmstead Dam and Locks.
Anyone wanting to put in at Metropolis and lock through the Olmstead Dam is welcome to do so and meet us below the dam.
We plan on cruising downstream to the Mississippi River which is only about 15 miles from Olmstead and seeing what we can see, then back to Olmstead and to Metropolis.

Day 1, launch at the Metropolis, Illinois boat ramp on the Ohio River and run upstream on the Ohio River to the mouth of the Tennessee River, exploring the Tennessee and Ohio as much as time allows.
Day 2, launch at the Metropolis, Illinois boat ramp on the Ohio River and run downstream to the Mississippi River and back.

There is a Harrah’s Hotel and Casino in Metropolis as well as a Quality Inn, Super 8, Motel 6, Holiday inn Express, Baymont Inn, Riverview Mansion Bed and Breakfast, and the Fort Massac Campground which is a beautiful Illinois State Park and campground.
Dana and I are staying at Harrah’s, River View with very good rates!

HARRAH’S METROPOLIS
100 East Front Street
Metropolis, IL 62960
Phone: 618-524-2628


All are invited!