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Lock Through Class with 3ROC

July 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Want to expand your river navigation skills by learning to lock through one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lock & Dams in the Pittsburgh pool?

Join Friends of the Riverfront and 3 Rivers Outdoor Co. on the Three Rivers Water Trail for the first 2024 lock through paddle experience from the 3ROC Outpost in Aspinwall to Sharpsburg! We’ll depart from the 3ROC Outpost in Allegheny RiverTrail Park and lock through Lock & Dam 2 before finishing our paddle at the James Sharp Landing at Sharpsburg. Shuttles will be provided to bring paddlers and their kayaks back to the 3ROC Outpost.

This session is designed for paddlers at an intermediate experience level. All paddlers should have some experience paddling a kayak on their own and a basic knowledge of river safety.

Before getting on the water, we will discuss safety, the process of Locking Through, and explore a bit of the science around how locks work.

Registration is required and is only $5, thanks to a generous grant from the Pennsylvania Environmental Council to reduce the barriers to participation and provide an inclusive and accessible event that promotes confidence in paddlers to plan or even lead longer sojourns on the river!

Bring your own kayak, or rent one from 3ROC through their website!

In the event of a weather related cancellation, a rain date will be provided.


July 20
11:00 am - 2:00 pm


3ROC Outpost at ARP
285 River Avenue
Pittsburgh, 15215 United States
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