C-S Canal Lock 1 to John Harris Park

C S Canal Lock 1 Trip AC-S Canal Lock 1 to John Harris Park

Heading southwest, this trip follows the northwestern shoreline of Cayuga Lake from the mouth of the Seneca River at C-S Canal Lock 1, aka Mud Lock, along the extensive marshes and under the railroad bridge. The trip continues south for approximately 3/4 mile before crossing the lake to the east to John Harris Park. This trip then heads north along the eastern shoreline back to the Lock.

Description of Paddling Experience

The north end of Cayuga Lake has shallow, calm waters and large marshlands along the northwestern edge, an area which is renowned for great birdwatching and observing other wildlife.

Other Options

Paddlers can travel through the Lock into the Seneca River 1.5 miles up to the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge landing dock.