Navigational charts are helpful tools for new boaters looking to learn the river as well as long time boaters looking to refresh their memory of an area. These charts include features such as navigable sloughs, open channel areas, hazardous areas, historical features, small boat harbors, wildlife sanctuaries, bridge clearances, locks and dams, and other facilities.
Charts can be purchased from the Mississippi River Project in the following ways:
- In person at the Mississippi River Visitor Center located at Locks and Dam 15 on the Rock Island Arsenal in Illinois
- With a credit card by phone by calling 309-794-5338
Charts may also be purchased at the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center at Starved Rock Lock and Dam at 950 North 27th Road, Ottawa, Ill.
*Note: Taxes and shipping will be charged for phone orders.