James River Canal Lock

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Address
Blue Ridge Parkway
Bedford, VA 24523
Region Central Virginia
Locality Bedford City
Phone: (800) 933-9535

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.




Last Updated: 8/9/2005 2:11 PM
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