Navigational Locks Along Kissimmee River and Kissimmee Chain of Lakes Are Now Open

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) re-opened five navigational locks along the Kissimmee River and in the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes. 

The S-65, S-65A, S-65D and S-65E boat locks along the Kissimmee River and the S-61 Southport boat lock were closed for public access to assist with alleviating high water conditions in the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes after Hurricane Ian. 

Temporary Change in Operations for the S-310 Boat Lock in Clewiston

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is making a temporary change in operations for the S-310 Boat Lock in Clewiston beginning today, Friday, October 21 at 8:00 p.m.

Operating Hours

  • The boat lock will be open daily from 5:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • The boat lock will close each night from 8:00 p.m. - 5:30 a.m. and boaters will not be able to lock through the structure. 

SFWMD maintains several boat locks on the north shore of Lake Okeechobee as well as the S-310 Boat Lock on the south shore of Lake Okeechobee. 

Navigation Notice: Boaters Urged to Use Extreme Caution Near S-69 Weir in Kissimmee River in Okeechobee County

The S-69 Weir is a new water control structure within the restored Kissimmee River floodplain that delivers water downstream to the C-38 Canal. It is located within the river between U.S. 98 and the CSX Railroad Bridge. It is approximately 2,000 feet north of the CSX Railroad Bridge. (27°20'39.9"N 81°02'05.3"W)