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TVA Lock Information

 

The lock facilities on the Tennessee River are owned by TVA and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The locks at Nickajack, Guntersville, Wheeler, Wilson, Pickwick, and Kentucky Dams are open for use by recreational and commercial vessels 24 hours a day, 365 days a year during the 2010-2001 navigation season. Call for information about hours of operation at Chickamauga, Fort Loudoun, Melton Hill, and Watts Bar Dams.

The lockmasters may be contacted using either channel 16 on a marine radio or by calling the numbers listed below:

Fort Loudoun Lock
865-986-2762

Melton Hill Lock
865-986-2762

Watts Bar Lock
423-334-3522

Chickamauga Lock
423-875-6230

Nickajack Lock
423-942-3985

Guntersville Lock
256-582-3263

Wheeler Lock
256-247-3311

Wilson Lock
256-764-5226

Pickwick Lock
731-925-2334

Kentucky Lock
270-362-4226

 

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