Inglis, Florida: Inglis Lock: Canal Relic

Part of a never-completed, abandoned canal from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean. Last used in 1999.

Inglis Lock Recreation Area

SE 90th Ave., Inglis, FL
From Inglis drive east on FL-40 for three miles. Turn right at the green Inglis Lock Recreation Area sign. Drive a half-mile to the parking area next to the lock.
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Inglis Lock: Canal Relic

We came by right before dark and the park was pretty empty. We made our way to the locks and saw several deer. It is a very interesting story behind these locks.

[EC, 01/07/2021]

Canal remnants.

Inglis Lock

This is a remnant of the failed plan to make a canal from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean. Last used in 1999.

[Pete Roseti, 09/17/2020]

The Inglis Lock was built in the 1960s as part of the Cross Florida Barge Canal, which was dug from 1935 to 1971 before conservationists shut it down.

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