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RTA Lowell to Marietta Lock-Thru Paddle

  • Lowell, OH, 45744 United States (map)

Paddle together with a group from Lowell to Marietta. This will be a full-day 12-14 mile lock-through trip on the Muskingum River for hardy paddlers. Bring $5/boat for the lock fee, water, and food for the trip. 

Meet at the Lowell put-in at 8:00 a.m. Take-outs available:
- Indian Acres Boat Ramp (12 Miles);
- Marietta College boathouse (13 miles); or
- Continue down to the Williamstown boat ramp (14 miles). 

Kayakers may choose to stop at the Busy Bee food truck before the Lock & Dam. Note: the Lock is on the East (downstream left) side of the river.

This is a great chance to see the historic Muskingum Lock and Dam System, the only remaining hand-operated lock system in the country! The Muskingum River Parkway and its 160-year-old navigation system were designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Shuttle service & kayak rentals available from Marietta Adventure Company. If you plan to use the shuttle service please reserve ahead of time.