Red Star Access

This area is a boat ramp access point to the Mississippi River within the city limits of Cape Girardeau. The boat ramp is located on Cape Girardeau just north of the downtown district. To locate the site, look for the brown MDC sign at 2nd and Main, and follow 2nd Street east one block to Water Street, where the access begins.

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Latitude: 37.318458 Longitude: -89.512548 Elevation: 353 ft

Recreational Opportunities

Fishing for catfish, buffalo, bass and carp.

Seasons Accessible

The boat ramp closes when the river reads 33' on the Cape Girardeau gauge. The boat ramp is not usable when the Missisippi River is at or below 8' on the Cape Girardeau gauge.


There are no fees for using Missouri Conservation Areas. These areas are funded by the 1/8th of 1% Conservation State Sales Tax.

Accessibility Notes

This area features an accessible pavilion, privy/restroom, and parking lot.

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