Boating & Fishing

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Mississippi River Boat Launch

Location: Jaycee Park - 420 Lock & Dam Road

There is a free, public boat launch located in Jaycee Park on Lock and Dam Road in Hastings. There is a parking lot for day parking, but overnight parking is not permitted. Park hours are 6:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Mississippi River Boat Dock

Location: Just west of the Hwy 61 bridge

The Hastings Mississippi River public boat dock is 150 feet long and eight feet wide and is located just west of the Highway 61 bridge, near where the river bends. Boats are able to tie up on both sides of the dock for a maximum of 4 hours. Boats are not permitted to moor overnight at the dock. No fishing is allowed on this dock.

Lake Rebecca Fishing Pier / Boat Launch

Location: Lake Rebecca Park - 415 Lock & Dam Road

Lake Rebecca Park is located just off Lock and Dam Road, just west of the Highway 61 bridge. The boat launch is located in a parking lot off Lock and Dam Road. Only electric motors are allowed on Lake Rebecca. The Department of Natural Resources stocks Lake Rebecca with fish. You can fish from the edge of the lake or try out the fishing platform. Park hours are 6:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Lake Isabel Fishing Pier / Boat Launch

Location: Lake Isabel Park - 800 2nd St E

Lake Isabel is located off East Second Street, just east of downtown Hastings. Amenities include a wheelchair accessible boardwalk leading out to a t-shaped fishing pier, a boat launch, and parking lot. There are no boat restrictions on Lake Isabel – motors are allowed. Anglers will find many varieties of fish including northern pike, crappies, panfish, and bass. Park hours are 6:00 am – 10:00 pm.


Access the Vermillion River in Hastings using the Vermillion River Access Map

Questions on the Vermillion River?

Contact Vermillion River Joint Powers Organization