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Lock & Dam 13 Recreation Area

Fulton, Illinois

Lock & Dam 13 Recreation Area features a boat ramp, an observation deck overlooking the lock chamber, and a  picnic shelter. The boat ramp enables access to the Mississippi River and backwaters of pool 13.

Lock & Dam 13 is located four miles north of Fulton, Illinois off of State Highway 84 at 4999 Lock Road, Fulton, IL  61252.
For more information about locking through Lock & Dam 13, please contact the lock staff at 815-589-3313 or 815-589-2144.

If you need to contact the Thomson Ranger Station, they can be reached at 815-259-3628 or email at

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