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Lock C-2

By Water

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All motorized recreational vessels passing through any lock or lift bridge on the Canal System must purchase either a Seasonal Pass, a Ten-Day Pass or a Two-Day Pass. Information on fees and how to obtain a pass can be found at or by calling Canal Corporation Headquarters (between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm) at (518) 436-2799.


Lock C-2 on the modern Champlain Canal is located in the Town of Halfmoon, 4 miles north of Lock C-1. This lock is located on an island in the middle of the river. On the east side of the island is a dam and spillway for excess water; on the west side of the lock is a hydroelectric power plant. This combination of lock, spillway and power plant and the 18.5 lift (or drop) make for an exciting boating experience and can show the power of the river. The Lockmaster can be reached by VHF Radio channel 13 or by phone at (518) 664-4961.

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Season And Hours Open

May 1 - May 25 - 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

May 26 - Sept. 7 - 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

Sept. 8 - Nov. 15 - 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Note: Hours of operation may change from season to season. For current hours of operation, contact the New York State Canal Corporation at 1-800-4CANAL4 or