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SFWMA Navigation Notice: Some Locks in Martin, Okeechobee, Glades and Hendry County Re-Opened; Others Remain Closed


South Florida - Monday October 3, 2022: The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) on Sunday announced the re-opening of the following navigational locks:

• Martin County: S-135 Boat Lock, J&S Fish Camp
• Okeechobee County: G-36 Boat Lock, Henry Creek
• Okeechobee County: S-193 Boat Lock, Taylor Creek
• Glades County: S-127 Boat Lock, Buckhead Ridge
• Glades County: S-131 Boat Lock, Lakeport
• Hendry County: S-310 Boat Lock, Clewiston (Re-opened on 9/29)

The following navigational locks listed below remain closed until high water conditions in the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes and Kissimmee River recede.

• Okeechobee/Glades County: S-65E, Kissimmee River
• Okeechobee/Highlands County: S-65D Boat Lock
• Osceola/Polk County: S-65A Boat Lock
• Osceola/Polk County: S-65, Lake Kissimmee
• Osceola County: S-61, Cypress Lake and Lake Tohopekaliga

To get the latest information on navigation through SFWMD structures and waterways, click HERE and follow SFWMD on Facebook and Twitter.

Anglers and boaters may also access local waterways through other public boat ramps. Visit FWC Boat Ramp Finder to find one near you.

About the South Florida Water Management District
The South Florida Water Management District is a regional governmental agency that manages the water resources in the southern part of the state. It is the oldest and largest of the state's five water management districts. Our mission is to safeguard and restore South Florida's water resources and ecosystems, protect our communities from flooding, and meet the region's water needs while connecting with the public and stakeholders.