Operating Hours Announced for Muskingum Locks

   The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Recreation, Muskingum River Parkway, has announced the hours of operation for 2011 for the Muskingum River navigation locks.

Spring Operating Hours:

May 14, 2011 – May 22, 2011 Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., closed from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day.

Memorial Day Weekend Hours:

Friday, May 27, through Monday May 30, 2011, the locks will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., closing from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day.

Free Boating Weekend:

Muskingum River Parkway invites you to boat and experience the Muskingum River and Locks at no cost Friday, June 10 though Monday June 13, 2011 during normal operating hours.

Summer Operating Hours:

June 3, 2011 – September 12, 2011

Fridays and Mondays, the locks will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays the locks will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., closing from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day.

Fourth of July Weekend Hours:

Friday, July 1 though Monday July 4, 2011, the Locks will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., closing from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day.

Labor Day Weekend Hours:

Friday, September 2 through Monday, September 5, 2011, the locks will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., closing from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day.

Fall operating hours:

September 17, 2011 – 9, October 2011

Saturdays and Sundays, the locks will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., closing from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day.

Special Notice Lock #11 Closed

Lock #11-Ellis, will remain closed during the entire 2011 boating season

* For more information regarding the Muskingum River Parkway, please contact the Park Office at 740-453-4377. The Mailing address is 5265 Dillon Hills Drive, Nashport, Ohio 43830.

* Special Arrangements can be made (with additional fee) for the times outside the normal operational hours. This can be done by calling the park office with at least a 48 hour notice.

* THE DATES AND TIMES ABOVE ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE CHANGE.

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