Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park | LOCK 17

Upstream gate of Lock 17 on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

Upstream gate of Lock 17 on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

Lock 17 is located at Mile 14.1 on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal towpath. It is not accessible by vehicle, so reaching it requires hiking or biking .3 mile (one way) downstream from the closest parking area, the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center. See the Locks and Lockhouses web page for an interactive location map.

Upstream view of Chesapeake and Ohio Canal's Lock 17 upstream gate, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Upstream view of Chesapeake and Ohio Canal’s Lock 17 upstream gate, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

View of the downstream end of Lock 17 on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

View of the downstream end of Lock 17 on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

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Last updated on June 10, 2024
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