Lock C-5

Lock C-5 is just north of Schuylerville on the Hudson River and 14.3 miles from Lock C-4. This lock is interesting as it is actually the site of two locks, the current Champlain Canal Lock 5 (Hudson River) and a junction lock that once connected the modern Champlain Canal and the former Champlain Canal which ran through the heart of Schuylerville. The junction lock no longer operates, but is worth a look if your are interested in the canal's history.

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Latitude: 43.1121331 Longitude: -73.5777032 Elevation: 100 ft
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Services Offered

Lock C-5 Canal Park.  View the remains of an old lock and wander through the power house which is truly a mini-museum with restored equipment, photographs and memorabilia.  A tour boat, offering canal rides, operates from the end of the northwest terminal wall.  Potable water, Restrooms, Picnicing

Season And Hours Open

May 1 - May 25 - 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

May 26 - Sept. 7 - 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

Sept. 8 - Nov. 15 - 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Note:  Hours of operation may change from season to season.  For current hours of operation, contact the New York State Canal Corporation at 1-800-4CANAL4 or http://www.nyscanals.gov

Additional Notes

For current News, Notices and Alerts please visit the website at http://www.canals.ny.gov/news/notices/index.shtml


All motorized recreational vessels passing through any lock or lift bridge on the Canal System must purchase either a Seasonal Pass, a Ten-Day Pass or a Two-Day Pass. Information on fees and how to obtain a pass can be found at http://www.canals.ny.gov/exvac/boating/bctolls.html or by calling Canal Corporation Headquarters (between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm) at (518) 436-2799.




When passing through, be sure to visit Hudson Crossing Park, centered on the Lock C5 island. See the Play Garden, picnic in the pavilion, admire a replica of the old Locketender's Shanty, and walk the trails to the restored Dix Bridge (a bike, snowmobile, and pedestrian crossing over the Hudson to Washington County). Include a stroll on the Riverwalk Sensory Trail to hear more about the history and ecology of the park using hand cranked audio boxes.

Cindy, 3/13/2015

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