Index of Locks

Below is a list of all the locks along the canal, with there respective descriptions. If you want more information on how to lock through, find out more here. If you use a GPS while out boating, there are current files that have all of the waypoints for current locks. If you would like to download these, see the GPS Information page.

Contents

Erie Canal Locks

The following list of locks are provided for the current canal, from east to west:

Note: There is no Lock E1 or Lock E31 on the Erie Canal. The place of "Lock E1" on the passage from the lower Hudson River to Lake Erie is taken by the Troy Federal Lock, located just north of Troy, and is not officially part of the New York State Canal System.

Lock # Location Elevation

(upstream / west)

Elevation

(downstream / east)

Lift Distance to Next Lock

(upstream / west)

Lock E2 Waterford 48.9 feet 15.3 feet 33.6 feet E3, 0.28 miles
Lock E3 Waterford 83.5 feet 48.9 feet 34.6 feet E4, 0.62 miles
Lock E4 Waterford 118.1 feet 83.5 feet 34.6 feet E5, 0.16 miles
Lock E5 Waterford 151.4 feet 118.1 feet 33.3 feet E6, 0.28 miles
Lock E6 Waterford 184.4 feet 151.4 feet 33 feet E7, 10.83 miles
Lock E7 Niskayuna 211.4 feet 184.4 feet 27 feet E8, 10.83 miles
Lock E8 Glenville 225.4 feet 211.4 feet 14 feet E9, 4.82 miles
Lock E9 Rotterdam 240.4 feet 225.4 feet 15 feet E10, 6.16 miles
Lock E10 Cranesville 255.4 feet 240.4 feet 15 feet E11, 4.05 miles
Lock E11 Amsterdam 267.4 feet 255.4 feet 12 feet E12, 4.57 miles
Lock E12 Tribes Hill 278.4 feet 267.4 feet 11 feet E13, 9.68 miles
Lock E13 Randall 286.4 feet 278.4 feet 8 feet E14, 7.9 miles
Lock E14 Canajoharie 294.4 feet 286.4 feet 8 feet E15, data unavailable
Lock E15 Fort Plain 302.4 feet 294.4 feet 8 feet E16, data unavailable
Lock E16 Mindenville 322.9 feet 302.4 feet 20.5 feet E17, data unavailable
Lock E17 Little Falls 363.4 feet 322.9 feet 40.5 feet E18, data unavailable
Lock E18 Jacksonburg 383.4 feet 363.4 feet 20 feet E19, data unavailable
Lock E19 Frankfort 404.4 feet 383.4 feet 21 feet E20, data unavailable
Lock E20 Marcy 420.4 feet 404.4 feet 16 feet E21, 18 miles
Lock E21 Rome 395.4 feet 420.4 feet 25 feet E22, 1 mile
Lock E22 Rome 370.1 feet 395.4 feet 25.3 feet E23, data unavailable
Lock E23 Brewerton 363 feet 370.1 feet 7.1 feet E24, data unavailable
Lock E24 Baldwinsville 374 feet 363 feet 11 feet E25, 30.75 miles
Lock E25 Mays Point 380 feet 374 feet 6 feet E26, 5.84 miles
Lock E26 Clyde 386 feet 380 feet 6 feet E27, 12.06 miles
Lock E27 Lyons 398.5 feet 386 feet 12.5 feet E28A, 1.25 miles
Lock E28A Lyons 418 feet 398.5 feet 19.5 feet E28B, 3.93 miles
Lock E28B Newark 430 feet 418 feet 12 feet E29, 9.7 miles
Lock E29 Palmyra 446 feet 430 feet 16 feet E30, 3 miles
Lock E30 Macedon 462.4 feet 446 feet 16.4 feet E32, 16.1 miles
Lock E32 Pittsford 487.5 feet 462.4 feet 25.1 feet E33, 1.3 miles
Lock E33 Henrietta 512.9 feet 487.5 feet 25.4 feet E34/35, 64.2 miles
Lock E34 Lockport 539.5 feet 514.9 feet 24.6 feet E35, 0 miles
Lock E35 Lockport 564 feet 539.5 feet 24.5 feet Black Rock Lock in Niagara River, 26 miles

Between Locks 33 and 34 the canal rises 2 feet

Oswego Canal Locks

Lock # Location Lift

(feet)

Distance to Next Lock North Distance to Next Lock South Lockmaster Phone #
Lock O1 Phoenix 10.2 10 2 miles to Erie Canal (315) 695-2281
Lock O2 Fulton 17.8 1/2 10 (315) 592-4155
Lock O3 Fulton 27 6 1/2 (315) 592-5349
Lock O5 Minetto 18 4 6 (315) 343-5232
Lock O6 Oswego 20 1/2 4 (315) 343-9001
Lock O7 Oswego 14.5 1/2 1/2 (315) 343-6304
Lock O8 Oswego 11.1 --- 1/2 (315) 343-0280

Note: No Lock O4.

Champlain Canal Locks

Lock # Location Distance to Next Lock North Distance to Next Lock South Lockmaster Phone #
Lock C1 Waterford 4 5 mi. to Troy Federal Lock (518) 237-8566
Lock C2 Mechanicville 3 4 (518) 664-4961
Lock C3 Mechanicville 2 3 (518) 664-5171
Lock C4 Stillwater 14 2 (518) 664-5261
Lock C5 Schuylerville 4 14 (518) 695-3919
Lock C6 Fort Miller 7 4 (518) 595-3751
Lock C7 Fort Edward 2 7 (518) 747-4614
Lock C8 Fort Edward 6 2 (518) 747-5520
Lock C9 Smith's Basin 9 6 (518) 747-6021
Lock C11 Comstock 7 9 (518) 639-8964
Lock C12 Whitehall 1 Lake Champlain 7 (518) 499-1700

Note: No Lock C10.

Cayuga-Seneca Canal Locks

Lock # Location Lift

(feet)

Distance to Next Lock North Distance to Next Lock South Lockmaster Phone #
Lock CS1 Cayuga 25 1 mile to Erie Canal 4 (315) 253-7523
Lock CS2 Seneca Falls 49 ft total 4 0 (315) 568-5797
Lock CS3 Seneca Falls 49 ft total 0 5 (315) 568-5797
Lock CS4 Waterloo 14.5 5 4 miles to Seneca Lake (315) 343-5232

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