Lock 24 - Douro
Lock 24 is a quiet lock station and a favorite spot for day users and boaters because of the large property and its proximity to the Centennial Marsh. There are opportunities for a private tie-up and four oTENTik campsites at this site are available to reserve for overnight stays.
- Address: 4052 River Road, Douro Township, Ontario
- Nautical chart: #2023 (more on Nautical charts)
- Kilometer marker: 155.1 km (mile 96.4)
- GPS: 44°23' 19.38"N 78°16' 11.64"W
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Located in the middle of the 6 mile stretch between Peterborough and Lakefield is Lock 24. This part of the Otonabee River was documented by Catherine Parr Trail as a notorious and dangerous series of rapids and waterfalls. It wasn't until the locks and dams were completed in 1898 that travel became much easier and today many paddlers take advantage of the scenic stretch.