The Lower Mississippi River Water Trail


Highway 61 Blues Museum

307 North Broad Street

Leland, MS 38756




Greenville Blues Festivals


Blues loving paddlers can combine the best of both worlds, the best lives blues and the biggest river in North America, by coordinating your expedition with one of the annual festivals near Greenville.  The Delta Blues Festival is on the third Saturday of September, and is the largest one-day blues festival in the entire Mississippi Delta; think Woodstock meets the blues.  This gritty celebration takes place in the middle of a sprawling field that’s hot & dusty in dry seasons and muddy in wet.  Highway 61 Blues Festival in nearby Leland falls on the first Saturday in June.  Be sure to visit the Highway 61 Blues Museum (open Monday – Saturday 10am-5pm) for the story of 150 blues musicians who lived within a 100-mile radius.  Indianola celebrates its most famous son with the annual BB King Homecoming Festival 4th of July weekend.  While there you’ll want to see the newly completed BB King Museum, open every day of the week, closed Mondays in the winter.  The Mighty Mississippi Music Festival will have its first annual occurrence (October 4-6, 2013) that will welcome paddlers to Greenville from its perch right on the edge of the river at Warfield Point Park.


Highway 61 Blues Festival: 1st Saturday in June

BB King Homecoming Festival: 4th of July Saturday

Delta Blues & Heritage Festival: 3rd Saturday in September

Mighty Mississippi Music Festival, 1st weekend in October


Greenville Boat Ramp


Huge open concrete ramp laid out over the levee opposite downtown Greenville.  Best Ramp in the entire Mississippi Delta due to its unlimited space for launching.  Always reaches water regardless of river level.  Good place to park your vehicle, even for overnight trips.  Be sure to hide any valuables, and park in the vicinity of the casino (and make sure to park well above the waterline in any times of a rising river!).


Greenville Harbor


Canoeists and kayakers starting out from the downtown landing in the Greenville Harbor face a four-and-a-half mile flat water paddle to reach the flowing water of the Mississippi River.  If you have plenty of time, it makes for an educational tour of big industry and tow companies headquartered along the way, such as Brent Towing, Vickers Towing, ACBL/American Commercial Barge Lines, Ergon Towing, Mississippi Marine Corp, 

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Middle Mississippi & Bluegrass Hills / Bootheel 195-0, 954-850 ST. LOUIS TO CARUTHERSVILLE
Chickasaw Bluffs 850 – 737 CARUTHERSVILLE TO MEMPHIS
Upper Delta 737 – 663 MEMPHIS TO HELENA
Middle Delta 663 – 537 HELENA TO GREENVILLE
Greenville to Lake Providence
Greenville, Mississippi  
Greenville Accomodations and Restaurants  
Greenville Blues Festivals  
Greenville Boat Ramp  
Greenville Harbor  
537 LBD Warfield Point Park
537 LBD Old Warfield Point Boat Ramp
537 LBD New Warfield Point Boat Ramp
537 LBD New Warfield Point Boat Ramp
534 LBD Vaucluse Landing
531.5 RBD Sunny Side Landing
530.7 LBD Greenville Bridge
529 – 525.5 LBD Lakeport Towhead / American Bar
525 LBD American Cut-Off / Lake Lee
Lake Lee Public Boat Ramp  
Options for Paddlers Below Greenville Bridge Near American Bar and Lake Lee  
Lake Washington  
523 – 520 RBD Island 68
519 – 515 RBD Kentucky Bend
515 – 512 LBD Leota Bar / Cracraft Chute
514 – 512 RBD Worthington Cutoff, Matthews Bend, Grand Lake, Island 88
512 RBD (And Up Back Channel) Grand Lake Landing Boat Ramp
510 – 506 RBD Cracraft Bar
Paddler’s Choices Through Cracraft Chute & Sarah’s Cutoff  
Entering Louisiana  
503.5 RBD Bunch’s Cutoff
503 RBD Chute of Old River Lake
505 – 502 LBD Corregidor Bar
500 – 495 RBD Wilson Point Bar
496 LBD Tennis Court Landing
Vicksburg Gage  
Water Levels and Dikes  
494 – 487 LBD Baleshead / Stack Island / Ben Lamond
Two Stack Islands?  
Lake Providence  
Lake Providence Landings  
Paddler’s Choices in the Mayersville – Lake Providence Area  
487 – 481 LBD Shipland Wildlife Management Area
Lake Providence to Vicksburg
Vicksburg Gage  
Water Levels and Dikes  
Water Levels and Dikes  
Lake Providence  
Lake Providence Landing  
Paddler’s Choices in the Mayersville – Lake Providence Area  
487 – 481 LBD Shipland Wildlife Management Area
480 – 474 Fitler Bend
471 – 465 Arcadia Point Bar / Cottonwood Bar
Paddler’s Routes Arcadia Point Bar / Cottonwood Bar  
462 – 459 RBD Willow Island
461 LBD Chotard Lake Terrapin Neck Cutoff
Laney’s Landing  
459 LBD 2010 F-4 Tallulah – Yazoo Tornado
458.8 LBD Eagle Lake Pass
458 LBD Tara Landing
457 RBD Madison Parish Port and Public Boat Launch
Bluz Cruz Kayak and Canoe Race  
Willow Island, Chotard Lake, and Eagle Lake: Paddler’s Routes  
458 – 449 Milliken Bend
449 – 445 RBD Sparta Island
449 – 445 RBD Marshall Cutoff
446.5 LBD Paw Paw Chute
The “Heart of the Darkness” Tour  
Around Paw Paw to Forest Home Chute  
Paw Paw to Vicksburg Via the Yazoo  
Steele Bayou Control Structure  
What Are the Paw Paws  
Paw Paw Chute / Sparta / Brown’s Point: Paddler’s Routes  
445 – 442 Brown’s Point
444 Brown’s Point Fault Line
441 – 438.5 RBD Delta Point Bar
Habitat Restoration on the Lower Miss  
438 RBD King’s Point / Secret Entrance Into Lake Centennia
437.7 LBD Mouth of the Yazoo River
Vicksburg Services and Accommodations  
Vicksburg Services, Accommodations, and Restaurants  
Looking Downstream  
Loess Bluffs 437 – 225 VICKSBURG TO BATON ROUGE
Atchafalaya River 159 – 0 SIMMESPORT TO MORGAN CITY
Louisiana Delta 229 – 10 BATON ROUGE TO VENICE
Birdsfoot Delta 10 – 0 VENICE TO GULF OF MEXICO