Boat Launch Sites & Marina


Boat Launch Sites

The City of Fort Madison provides two (2) public boat access and launch sites: the Fort Madison Marina and Willow Patch Boat Launch.

Fort Madison Marina

The Fort Madison Marina, located at 318 Riverview Drive, is being developed to provide a high quality facility which will feature a restaurant and bar along with a hospitality center seating 100 guests. For transient and local boaters, showers and boat supplies will be available. 

Marina Operations

Once construction is complete, a non-profit will oversee the marina and maintain a high standard of operations at the upgraded facilities. All revenue from the marina slip rentals will be allocated towards facility maintenance. 

Completed Improvements: 

    Significant Dredging

    Jetty Wall Improvements (redesigned and raised)

    High Quality Covered & Uncovered Docks  

    New Fuel Dock (replaced fuel system and pump out)

    Security Improvements 

    New Marina (restrooms, showers and boating supplies)

    New Restaurant / Bar and Grill (indoor and outdoor covered seating with  

     food, beverages and live music)

Marina Hours - TBD  

For updates on the project status, follow The Fort Madison Marina Facebook page. In addition, this page will feature the updated mooring agreements and Marina Rules & Regulations.

Questions: For questions concerning transient and annual slip rental, please call City Hall at (319) 372-7700 ext. 206 to speak with Justina.

Willow Patch Boat Launch

Willow Patch Boat Launch is located at 1st Street and Avenue G and offers four (4) launch ramps on the Mississippi River just south of the Iowa State Penitentiary.