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Lock C-5

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-5 is just north of Schuylerville on the Hudson River and 14.3 miles from Lock C-4. This lock is unusual as it is the site of two locks, the current Champlain Canal Lock 5 (Hudson River) and a junction lock that once connected the modern Champlain Canal and the former Champlain Canal which ran through the heart of Schuylerville. The junction lock no longer operates but is worth a look if you are interested in the canal's history.

Services Offered

Lock C-5 Canal Park. View the remains of an old lock and wander through the powerhouse which is truly a mini-museum with restored equipment, photographs, and memorabilia. A tour boat, offering canal rides, operates from the end of the northwest terminal wall. Potable water, Restrooms, Picnicking


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