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For questions about lockages or to schedule a commercial lockage call the following numbers to speak with a Lock Master.

William O. Huske Lock & Dam

Phone: (910) 483-7746

Cell for all 3 Locks & Dams: (910) 874-0883


Done by appointment


Recreational traffic may be passed during lockages for other purposes (commercial lockages or lockages for other mission-essential reasons). Call in advance for information on lockage availability.


Lockages During Special Events:

Lockage requests for special events should be made in writing to the Operations Manager at US Army Corps of Engineers, Cape Fear L&Ds, Attn: Operations Manager, PO Box 144, Moncure, NC 27559.


Safety Rules During Lockages

1.  Keep to the west bank at all approaches to lock chambers

2.  All persons must remain in or on vessels being locked

3.  Life jackets must be worn at all times during lockage.

Canoe portage facilities are available on the west bank.


Notice - All public must be accompanied by a staff member while inside the fenced area adjacent to the lock and dam.