S-193 Boat Lock Temporarily Closed


OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Fla. - The Taylor Creek S-193 Boat Lock on Lake Okeechobee's North Shore will be temporarily closed to navigation April 18-May 6, 2022 for maintenance. Other boat locks maintained by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will remain open during these days.

Anglers and boaters may also access local waterways from several access points through public boat ramps. Visit FWC’s Boat Ramp Finder to find one near you.

UPDATE: Southport Canal and S-61 Boat Lock in Osceola County to Reopen Jan. 28


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.

UPDATE: Southport Canal and S-61 Boat Lock in Osceola County Closure Extended to Jan. 28


OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - The temporary closure of the Southport Canal, also known as the C-35 Canal, has been extended in order to complete ongoing maintenance work. The canal stretches between Cypress Lake and Lake Tohopekaliga. The S-61 Boat Lock remains closed to public access at this time. Both the canal and boat lock are expected to remain closed until Jan. 28.

UPDATE: Southport Canal and S-61 Boat Lock in Osceola County Closure Extended to Jan. 15

 

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - The temporary closure of the Southport Canal, also known as the C-35 Canal, has been extended in order to complete ongoing maintenance work. The canal stretches between Cypress Lake and Lake Tohopekaliga. The S-61 Boat Lock will also be closed to public access during this time. The canal and boat lock are expected to remain closed until Jan. 15, 2022.