The winter recreational vessel lockage will be made during daylight hours only, on request, at each of the Portland District locks beginning September 16, 2013 and continuing through May 14, 2014. Commercial vessels continue to have lockage precedence over recreational vessels. At the discretion of the lock operator, recreational vessels may be allowed to lock through with commercial vessels.
All vessel owner/operators lock through at their own risk. Everyone in the vessel must be wearing a life jacket during lockage. Follow the directions of the lock operator when using the locks or when operating in the vicinity of the locks. The lock operator has final authority on the suitability of a craft for lockage.
Vessel owner/operators requesting lockage shall contact the lock operator on duty using Marine Channel 14 or call the lockmaster when you arrive at the navigation lock:
||509-399-2233 ext. 231
||509-843-1493 ext. 231
All vessel owners and operators lock through at their own risk and must comply with Corps’ safe lockage requirements, summarized in our “How to Lock Through” brochure.