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Friday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Great Bridge Lock Park
|Phone: 757-382-6411||Fax: 757-277-9365||Email: ContactPRT@cityofchesapeake.net|
|Address: 100 Locks Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322|
The park – located along the Intracoastal Waterway just off Battlefield Blvd., where the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, coming up from North Carolina, meet the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River – is named for the Corp of Engineers’ lock which separates the salt water of the river from the fresh water of the canal. This 19-acre park, a small peninsula surrounded by the canal on one side and the river on the other, features a two-lane boat ramp, a raised berm area, with interpretive signage explaining the lock system, permits spectators a great view of the many yachts which transit the lock on this busy waterway which runs from Maine to Key West, FL.
- ADA accessible kayak/canoe launch added in November 2014
- Boat Ramp
- Fishing and crabbing areas
- Parking area (large)
- Picnic shelters with grills
- Playground and play area
- Restroom Building
- Walking Trail
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