Lock #10 on the Muskingum River in Zanesville, Ohio is a place of tranquility and a step back in time. Located at the end of a historic canal, this working double lock still operates as it did when it was built 170 years ago!

You will launch from Pea Ohana Watersports and kayak to the lock where you will be greeted by the Lockmaster. During your time in the chamber, you will hear about the rich history of Lock #10 from Jodi “Dutch” Holland. Dutch worked for ODNR as the Lockmaster for several years.

Once you go through the lock you will continue to paddle down the river past the 6th street bridge towards the historic Y-Bridge. Your tour will then go back through the locks, and the tour will finish at Putnam Landing!

This unique experience is unlike anything offered in Zanesville! Experience a unique perspective of Lock #10, the Y-Bridge, and the rich history of Zanesville.

From $45.00 / Person
         $35.00 / Person BYOK

Availability Notes

The historic lock #10 kayak tour is only offered during the 10:00 AM launch time on select Saturday's. To schedule a history tour during other times please contact us to arrange an appointment for a large group.

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Booking Information:


  • You'll be joined by an experienced river guide for the duration of your trip

  • Travel through the locks the same way as boats did over 170 years ago

  • Learn about the rich Ohio history of river canals

  • Experience an intimate experience as you learn about the rich history of the area and the Muskingum River

  • Enjoy pints at the craft brewery located above the boathouse.

What's Included

  • Wristbands for discounts at local restaurants

  • Safety floatation devices

  • Kayak & Paddle

Know Before You Book

  • Maximum Weight Limit 250 lbs

  • Minimum Height is 4 ft (48 in.)

  • The minimum age is 8 years old

  • All minors are required to have a guardian or parent signed waiver.

  • Ages 8-15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.


Cancellation Policy

90% refund if canceled 72 hours before activity. 50% refund if canceled 24 hours before activity. 25% refund if canceled less than 24 hours before the rental time.

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