Surrounded by trees and vegetation, this secluded lock station is a popular spot for a day picnic and overnight mooring. Great overnight accommodations, including oTENTik campsites with paddle docks, await visitors on nearby Dewey’s Island.

Getting here
  • Address: 161 Trent Canal Rd, Rosedale, Ontario
  • Nautical chart: #2025 (more on Nautical charts)
  • Kilometer marker: 252.9 km (mile 157.2)
  • GPS: 44°34'18.16"N 78 46'42.32"W

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Navigational data
  • Lock length: 47.7 m (150 ft)
  • Lock width: 9.7 m (32 ft)
  • Average lift: 1.2 m (4 ft)
  • Max. mooring period: 2 nights

Facilities and services
History
Rosedale lockstation
Constructed: 1869-1873

Linking Balsam and Cameron Lakes, W. Whiteside was contracted by the province to build a wooden lock, dam, timber slide and bridge at Rosedale to facilitate navigation to the rail link at Coboconk. After the locks were transferred to the Federal Government, a new concrete dam and lock were built.

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