Guide to Poonamalie Lock – Rideau Canal

General Information

Lock Number(s)/Flights: #32

Lock Lift metres (feet): 2.2 (7.2)

Co-ordinates (Google maps): 44.89313, -76.05590

Civic Address: 22 Poonamalie Road, Rideau Lakes, Ontario

Lock Station Phone: 613-283-3543

Portage: Yes

Boat launch: Yes, the boat launch is before you get to the main entrance and is OK for smaller boats, canoes, and kayaks. The surface is gravel/mud.

Kayak/Canoe Launch: Yes

Previous Lock(Distance): Smiths Falls Detached Lock (3.7)

Next Lock (Distance): Narrows Lock ( 31.3)

Other Locks: Lower Beveridges Lock provides access to the Tay Canal and the town of Perth.


Parking: Yes (free), but note that the inner parking lot is locked at 4:30 pm. Lots of parking outside the gates and near the boat launch area.

Camping: Yes ($), if arriving by water and also for cyclists and hikers.

BBQ/Picnic Tables: Picnic tables & BBQs

Washrooms: Yes

Power Supply: Nothing dedicated but you can charge electronics in the washrooms (not secure)

Garbage/Recycling: Yes

Potable (Drinking) Water:

Public Telephone: No


Local Supplies: No

Hiking Trails: Yes

Cell Phone Reception:

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