CANAVERAL LOCK CONSTRUCTION CLOSURES
Currently, lock hours are restricted due to east and west approach wall construction. The lock will be closed for construction between 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.
Vessels may lock through between 6 a.m. - 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and during normal lock hours (6 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.) on Saturdays and Sundays, and the July 3 Independence Day holiday.
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To ensure the safety of our visitors during construction operations, the Canaveral Lock Visitors Center will be closed to the public 7 days a week, until further notice.
NEW RESTRICTIONS ON LOCK OPERATIONS IN THE OKEECHOBEE WATERWAY
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced restrictions for lock operations on the Okeechobee Waterway due to receding water levels on Lake Okeechobee: http://1.usa.gov/1K7znCa.
Locking operations at the W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam near Fort Myers and the St. Lucie Lock & Dam near Stuart will be conducted every two hours from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. This action is the result of the water level at Lake Okeechobee falling below 12.5 feet.
Under the updated schedule, boats will be locked through at the Franklin and St. Lucie Locks at 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. Operations at the other three locks, Ortona, Moore Haven, and Port Mayaca, will continue on demand between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. with final lockage beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Should the lake drop below 11.5 feet, additional reductions in service will be necessary.
Okeechobee Waterway Lock Hours (as of April 2015)
Okeechobee Waterway Lock Operating Hours
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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