OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - The Southport Canal, also known as the C-35 Canal, and the S-61 Boat Lock is expected to be reopened by Jan. 28. The canal has been closed for maintenance work. The canal stretches between Cypress Lake and Lake Tohopekaliga.
Boaters are reminded to use extreme caution and follow state statutes when operating vessels near the construction area. Under state law, a person may not operate a vessel faster than slow speed and minimum wake within 300 feet of a construction vessel or barge when that vessel is displaying an orange flag.
Did you know? You can receive SFWMD Navigation Notices via text message. Sign up with your phone number to subscribe. Go to SFWMD.gov/Recreation to get the latest information on navigation through SFWMD structures and waterways, and visit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' website to learn more about their South Florida navigation structures.