Lock 28 - Burleigh Falls

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

The entrance to Lock 28 is hidden when boating up Stony Lake from Young's Point, therefore reduce speed and watch for discharge from the dam. Lock 28 offers a great boat launch.

Getting here
  • Address: 4834 Highway 28, Concession 1, Lot 5, Burleigh Falls, Ontario
  • Nautical chart: #2023 (more on Nautical charts)
  • Kilometer marker: 181.8 km (mile 113)
  • GPS: 44°33'36.3"N 78°12'28.6"W

Hours of Operation


Navigational data
  • Lock length: 37.8 m (124 ft)
  • Lock width: 9.7 m (32 ft)
  • Average lift: 7.3 m (24 ft)
  • Max. mooring period: 2 nights

Facilities and services
Burleigh Falls lockstation
Constructed: 1882-1887

Burleigh Falls was used in the 1800s for log drives during the spring melt. In 1882 the contract for a flight lock was awarded to George Goodwin. Wooden dams, later rebuilt in concrete, raised water levels but flooded out islands upstream. The flight lock was replaced with a single concrete lock in 1967 eliminating the number 29 from the system.

Tourism information
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