James River Canal Lock

  • Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Bedford, VA 24523

Battery Creek Lock #7, restored in the mid-1960's, was part of the James River and Kanawha Canal System built in 1848-49 as the main artery of commerce between Richmond and the valleys to the west. The lock is 100 feet long, 15 feet wide and 25 feet deep. Picnic facilities; scenic hiking trail.

Battery Creek Lock #7, restored in the mid-1960's, was part of the James River and Kanawha Canal System built in 1848-49 as the main artery of commerce between Richmond and the valleys to the west. The lock is 100 feet long, 15 feet wide and 25 feet deep. Picnic facilities; scenic hiking trail.

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