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Muskogee, Oklahoma: Chouteau Lock and Dam 17 Visitors Center

Free visitor center and observation deck brings all the action of barge river locking to you.

N. 22nd St. W., Muskogee, OK
From Muskogee drive north on US-69 for eight miles. Turn right at the brown Dam 17 sign (no stoplight) and drive two miles to the Visitor Center. If the gate is closed during business hours, push the call button and someone should let you through.
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Chouteau Lock and Dam 17 Visitors Center.

Chouteau Lock and Dam 17 Visitors Center

The USACE Lock and Dam 17 near Muskogee has a cool visitors center and it's just off the turnpike. It's a two-story building with great views of barges locking through, a lot of interpretive displays on the MKARNS River System and history of navigation, restrooms, and a picnic area for a roadside break. It's free, open every day, and sometimes the Lock tenders will come over and say hi if they're not locking a boat through. It's a very cool experience; me and my kids have a good time going there. Please be considerate, as this is an acting Lock and Dam.

[Jason Knight, 01/01/2022]

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