Devola Lock and Dam #2

Devola Lock and Dam #2

River Road Marietta, Ohio 45750

Muskingum River Water Trail booklet

About this Location

Lock and paddler’s portage (approximately 125 yards) on river left. Camping is for through-boaters only. About 8.4 miles south of Lowell, take OH-60 to River Road.

This dam was constructed between 1837 and 1841. Major repairs were made to the lock system in 2005. This lock and dam site has many names, including Devol’s, after the Devol family, one of the first families to settle in this area of Muskingum Township.

About the Muskingum River
The Muskingum River is the longest navigable river lying wholly within Ohio. It has historically served as a transportation corridor to and from the Ohio River, and its abundant resources have sustained communities throughout history.

The hand-operated locks along the waterway have not inhibited its natural qualities; the river is home to abundant fish, birds, and wildlife. Cities along the river provide ample amenities for through-boaters and day-trippers alike. The area is rich in history and natural appeal, making it an ideal water trail destination for all types of motorized and hand-powered boats.

The Muskingum River is navigable from Dresden to Marietta. However, the river channel from Dresden to Ellis is unmarked and difficult to follow. Some of the tributaries that empty into the Muskingum River are also navigable for short distances and provide excellent fishing. The Licking River, which joins the Muskingum River in Zanesville, is navigable only b canoe or rowboat.

Restrooms on site.

Content from Muskingum River Water Trail booklet