Mississippi River Lock Closure in Minneapolis


Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock is CLOSED.

Effective June 10, 2015, Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock (RM 854R) is closed permanently.

The adjacent dam is extremely dangerous.

  • Do not approach.
  • Exit the river upstream of the lock and dam.
  • Paddlers: Use portage accesses on river right at Flagpole Plaza upstream of the dam and Bohemian Flats downstream of the dam.

Map of the lock and dam closure at Upper St. Anthony Falls


Grain Belt Beer sign on the River
Portage access on river right

Take-out at Flagpole Plaza, on river right, across the river from the Grain Belt Beer sign.


For lockage information, call Lower St. Anthony Falls Lock: (651) 290-5936 (answered by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 24/7)


Download map (Order map) | Interactive Map | Water characteristics (Check the river level report at Mississippi River near Anoka (RM 861.4))

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