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Muskingum River Parkway State Park

Muskingum River State Park offers facilities along the Muskingum River in Muskingum, Morgan & Washington counties. The Muskingum River Parkway features the only remaining system of historic hand-operated locks in the U.S. The ten historic locks, operated by lock tenders the same as when they were built in 1841, are a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, and are  listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

The parkway provides 86 miles of navigable river from Ellis Lock #11, south of Dresden in Muskingum County, to Devola Lock #2, just north of Marietta. The locks accommodate all boats, from rowboats to barges with no hp limit. Lock locations are Ellis (#11), Zanesville (#10), Philo (#9), Rokeby (#8), McConnelsville (#7), Stockport (#6), Luke Chute (#5), Beverly (#4), Lowell (#3) & Devola (#2). The locks are operated seasonally for a fee, with seasonal passes available. Contact the park at (740) 674-4794 for information.

Public ramps are available at Locks 4, 5, 6, 7 & 11. Private ramps are located near Locks 2, 7 & 10. Picnic areas are available at all locks except #9 at Philo. A shelterhouse at McConnelsville is available. 20 campsites available off St. Rt. 60 & Co. Rd. 49 in Muskingum Co. with minial facilities. Pets permitted. 

Camping Fees are $17/night (weekends). For camping reservations call 1-866-OHIO-PARKS.

Ohio State Parks
7924 Cutler Lake Road
Along SR 60 - as you follow the river south. The locks from Zanesville to Marietta
Blue Rock, Ohio 43720

Phone Number(s)

Local Number: (740) 674-4794
Fax: (740) 674-6747
Reservations: (866) 644-6727


Sunday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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