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Was fun to sit and watch the lock and dam work as the boats came in and sat and waited for the water to lower so they could go out the other side. It was fun. Also, the best thing is to stand on the...More
We arrived just in time to see nine barges going through the Lock and Dam system. We have stopped at many of the locks and dams along the Mississippi this one was unique because it has an overpass that goes over the railroad tracks so...More
You can see it from the main drag in Alma.....highway 35. Or, you can park and walk closer. You can see where the channel is by looking at the can buoys marking it. A virtual playground for boaters upriver of the lock and dam which...More
We happened to arrive just as a tug boat with 9 barges was starting to go through the lock. It took well over an hour, but was very interesting to see, especially for a land-lubber! There are some educational posters showing all the locks and...More
I love this stop. It has been a favorite place of mine since I was a child. The lock and dam is next to the railroad tracks. There's a bridge going over tracks to get to viewing platforms to watch barges, boats, and River boats...More