Details for Kingston Mills Lock Docks (Parks Canada)

Kingston Mills Lock Docks (Parks Canada)

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Average rating 3.5 stars from 10 reviews

Address Kingston , ON


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info: This lock is a port of entry for Canada. Canadian Customs (CBSA) check-in at nearby payphone (888-226-7277). The payphone is at the top of the locks.

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Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

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Operation (seasonal or year-round)

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Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

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Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - YES
Other - NO

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Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $0.90/ft (2009-07-28)

Other price info: Seasonal overnight mooring pass is $9.80, good on all tha Canadian Canals and the St. Lawrence River 1000 Islands.


Transient: Unknown
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Transient price: Unknown

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AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: No power (hydro).

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Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

No - Water for washing up in the restrooms, no boat water tank fills.

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Pets welcomeYes

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Reviews for Kingston Mills Lock Docks (Parks Canada)
Ok overnight stop, 2015-08-11
Captain: , Cape Coral, FL (1521)

We were locking down (heading toward Kingston), and were released from the Lock 49 chamber at 3:01 pm, so weren't making the 3 pm opening of the Kingston Bridge and didn't want to hang around and make the 6 pm opening. Had talked to the lockmaster and he said that if the gray line was full, to go ahead and stay on the blue line overnight. Turns out the gray line was empty, so stayed there. Had two boats behind us on the blue line overnight, in the same predicament. No power or amenities, do get a bit of train noise from the bridge over the locks, but not a problem. Took a nice short hike up the rocks to the clifftop over the blue/grayline docks. Hike starts from the picket fence by the ramp to the dock, where there's warnings about rock climbing. Just follow the beaten path. Not too difficult a hike, but results in a fantastic view down the Cataraqui River.

Good Tieup if You Miss the Bridge Opening, 2015-06-30
Captain: , Fort Monroe, VA (949)

We were late down locking and missed the 3PM opening of the Kingston Causeway Bridge (on the hour opening but no opening 4 or 5PM as of 30 Jun 15). If southbound, the run to Kingston Causeway Bridge was 30 minutes at 7KTS. Suggest you get there a bit early as next opening will be one hour later. Enough gray dock on the down side for our 45' boat. Enough blue line on down side for 4-5 more. No amenities and restrooms are locked at night. Public has access to the docks. Some train noise but a good place to start upbound. If upbound, make sure your fenders are touching the water, as several of these locks are filled within 2" of the top of the lock wall. Only three stars as no power, restrooms are locked at night, and no nearby amenities.

Peaceful tie-up, convenient customs check in, 2014-06-08
Captain: , Dunedin, FL (7374)

Quiet dock at bottom of locks, cleats on the small side. There is a customs check-in at the bottom of the lock, closed when we arrived. There is also a customs phone check-in at the top of the loclk which we used after crossing Lake Ontario from Oswego. Some train noise, but not that bad.

Lower dock, 2014-05-16
Captain: , Ottawa (1173)

We stayed one night on the lower dock. It's quite scenic, well sheltered, and relatively peaceful. There is an occasional train going by, and the tracks pass over the locks to the north of you, but the train noise didn't bother us.

be prepared to wait, 2013-08-06
Captain: , Louisville, KY (347)

With the cutbacks in operating hours, this flight of locks may take several hours to complete. Lots of boats, slow lock-throughs. I took 3 1/2 hours from arrival to departure.

Very nice stopover, 2013-07-02
Captain: , Winter Garden, Fl (2350)

We stayed on the lower dock for one night. The train was there, but nothing like the ones on the Erie Canal - and not as frequent. No power or water, but secure and protected from the wind.

Upper area was fine, 2012-08-11
Captain: , Naples, FL (1096)

We stayed for two days because of weather. Upper area is exposed but winds were from S/SW and it was not an issue. A bit of a hike to restrooms. Pretty lock area. Lock-masters house museum is a must see.
It was difficult to find an employee who was not occupied with the busy locks so that we could pay for the nights mooring. We decided it would save us time down the way to purchase the season's pass.

Great Stop to Begin Rideau, 2011-07-02
Captain: , St. Augustine, FL (4247)

The lower lock dock has space for two boats. Other than train noise, a scenic and quiet spot to spend a night. Lockmaster very helpful with paperwork, understanding locks, and suggestions for stops along the way.

Beautiful and Isolated, 2009-08-04
Captain: , Lewes, DE (2521)

The long dock below the locks has a two boat grey line, but the lockmaster will let boats stay on the blue line near the end of the day. There is traffic noise from Highway 401 and the railroad bridge, but the location in a canyon with rock cliffs righ to the water makes for a beautiful rural setting.The docks at the top of the locks are exposed to SW to NW winds.

Protected but noisy on lower side, 2009-07-22
Captain: , Key Largo (5457)

Train runs right over locks, isolated, loud, electic available. Don't stay on upper docks, exposed.

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