Navigational Locks Ensure Easy Access to Central and South Florida’s Interconnected Waterways
The Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, Kissimmee River and Lake Okeechobee offer some of the best boating and fishing opportunities in Central and South Florida.
Did you know the South Florida Water Management District operates and maintains 11 navigational locks throughout this interconnected system to help ensure that it is accessible by the public for recreation?
Navigational locks are structures that are used for raising and lowering watercraft between stretches of water, so that recreational and commercial boat traffic can safety pass from one side to the other. It takes about 15 minutes to lock through most structures, and the service is free to boaters during normal operating hours.
The SFWMD operates five locks on the north shore of Lake Okeechobee and one (S-310) on the south shore near Clewiston.
- S-135 at the J&S Fish Camp in Martin County.
- G-36 at Henry Creek in Okeechobee County.
- S-193 at Taylor Creek in Okeechobee County.
- S-127 at Buckhead Ridge in Glades County.
- S-131 at Lakeport in Glades County.
- S-310 at Clewiston at Hendry County.
The SFWMD operates five locks on the Kissimmee Waterway.
- S-65E at Kissimmee River, Okeechobee/Glades County.
- S-65D in Okeechobee/Highlands County.
- S-65A in Osceola/Polk County.
- S-65 on Lake Kissimmee in Osceola/Polk County.
- S-61 on Cypress Lake and Lake Tohopekaliga in Osceola County.
We encourage you to visit SFWMD.gov/Navigation to get the latest information on navigation within Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee Waterway.