In reflection of the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday, May 27, 2019, the Lynchburg Ferry will be closed.
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Michael Perez

Michael Perez

Ferry Superintendent

Office: 281.424.3521

1001 S Independence Parkway N.
Baytown, TX 77520


Both Ferries Operational

Ferry Operating Hours

4:30 AM - 8:00 PM Monday - Friday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM Saturday and Sunday

*Note: Two Ferries are scheduled to operate from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM Monday through Friday. 
Follow the Lynchburg Ferry - Harris County Precinct 2 Facebook page for operation updates.

Lynchburg Ferry

The Lynchburg Ferry, across from the Houston Ship Channel, connects North and South Independence Parkway and the San Jacinto Battleground Monument. Since 1888, Harris County has provided the ferry service free of charge.
Todd Shipyard built the William P. Hobby and Ross S. Sterling ferryboats in 1964. Both ferries are 61’8" x 40’5" in length and 8’9" in depth. Their weight is 85 gross registered tonnage, and a capacity of 10 vehicles. Depending on the wind, currents and traffic the ferry can take up to 5-10 minutes to cross the ship channel.
Lynchburg Ferry

North Entrance

Lynchburg South Ferry 1 Entrance

South Entrance

Lynchburg South Ferry 1 Entrance

Passenger Safety Rules

  1. No smoking on ferry and smoking in vehicles is prohibited.
  2. No hazardous cargo allowed on ferry.
  3. Passengers must comply with Captain and crew orders.
  4. Drivers cellular phone usage is prohibited while being loaded or unloaded from the ferry.
  5. Passengers are required to remain in their vehicles at all times per USCG.
  6. All vehicles must shut off their engines and set parking brake.
  7. Motorcycle riders will remain on their bikes at all times.
  8. No more than 50 passengers or 10 vehicles are allowed.
  9. Walk-on passengers are allowed but only after the ferry is loaded.
  10. Speed limit while loading and unloading from ferry is 5mph.
  11. No loaded 2-axle dump trucks or trailers over 50 feet, or any single vehicle over 20,000 pounds.