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Tolls, Passes and Permits


All motorized recreational vessels passing through any lock or lift bridge on the Canal System must purchase either a Seasonal Pass, a Ten-Day Pass or a Two-Day Pass. For any questions regarding recreational passes, please call 1-800-4CANAL4 or 1-800-422-1825.

Recreational Permit Fees
Vessel SizeSeasonal PassTen-Day PassTwo-Day Pass
Under 16 ft. (4.88 meters)$25.00$12.50$5.00
16 ft. – Under 26 ft. (4.88 meters) - (7.93 meters) $50.00 $25.00 $10.00
26 ft. – 39 ft. (7.93 meters) - (11.89 meters) $75.00 $37.50 $15.00
Over 39 ft. (11.89 meters) $100.00 $50.00 $20.00

Purchase Recreational Passes

Picture of Boats Entering Lock 4

Note: Recreational passes purchased before the start of the navigational season are tentatively processed beginning April 1.

Online:

  • Passes will be available next season.

By Mail:

In Person at the following locations:
Hours - Canal Corporation Section Offices (8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) and Canal Corporation Headquarters (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Hudson River

  • Albany Yacht Club, 75 Broadway, Rensselaer, NY 12144, (518) 445-9587
  • Castleton Boat Club, 92 South Main Street, Castleton On Hudson, NY 12033, (518) 732-7077
  • Coeymans Landing Marina, 20 Marina Drive, Coeymans, NY 12045, (518) 756-6111
  • Donovan's Shady Harbor Marina, 70 Shady Harbor Drive, New Baltimore, NY 12124, (518) 756-8001

Champlain Canal

  • Lock C1 - Waterford, NY
  • Lock One Marina, 461 Hudson River Road, Waterford, NY 12188, (518) 238-1321
  • Schuyler Yacht Basin, 1 Ferry Street, Schuylerville, NY 12871, (518) 695-3193
  • NYS Canal Corporation, Canal Section 1 Office, Route 4, 22 Lower Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828, (518) 747-4613
  • NYS Canal Lock C12 - Whitehall, NY

Erie Canal

  • NYS Canal Lock E2 - Waterford, NY
  • Albany Marine Service, 1395 New Loudon Road, Cohoes, NY 12047, (518) 783-5333
  • Schenectady Yacht Club, 1676 Route 146 – Box 111, Rexford, NY 12148, (518) 384-9971
  • NYS Canal Lock E7 - Niskayuna, NY
  • Holly Marine, 4 Freemans Bridge Road, Scotia, NY 12302, (518) 344-7474
  • Mohawk Valley Marine, Inc., 47 Mohawk Avenue, Alplaus, NY 12008, (518) 399-2719
  • NYS Canal Corporation, Canal Section 3 Office, 30 South Bridge Street, Fonda, NY 12068, (518) 853-3823
  • Village of St. Johnsville Marina, 16 Washington Street, St. Johnsville, NY 13452,(518) 568-2221
  • Little Falls Harbor Rotary Park, 74 Southern Avenue, Little Falls, NY 13365, (315) 823-1453
  • Village of Ilion Marina, 49 Morgan Street, Ilion, NY 13357, (315) 895-7449
  • *NYS Canal Corporation, Canal Section 4 Office, 105 North Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502, (315) 733-9530
  • Marcy Marina, LLC, 9160 River Road, Marcy, NY 13403, (315) 736-7617
  • *NYS Canal Corporation, Syracuse Division Headquarters, 290 Elwood Davis Road, Suite 250, 2nd floor, Liverpool, NY 13088, (315) 437-2741
  • Brewerton Boat Yard, 5405 Bennett Street, Brewerton, NY 13029, (315) 676-3762
  • Ess-Kay Yards, Inc., Guy Young Road, Brewerton, NY 13029, (315) 676-2711
  • Trade-A-Yacht, Inc. - Hibiscus Harbor, Harbor Drive, PO Box 503, Union Springs, NY 13160, (315) 889-5086
  • NYS Canal Lock E22 - Verona, NY
  • NYS Canal Lock E23 - Brewerton, NY
  • NYS Canal Lock E24 - Baldwinsville, NY
  • Cold Springs Harbour, 3642 Hayes Road, Baldwinsville, NY 13027, (315) 622-2211
  • Oak Orchard Marina & Campground, Rte. 89 at May’s Point / Savannah, NY 13146, (315) 365-3000
  • Miller's Marina, 185 West Water Street, Lyons, NY 14489, (315) 946-9363
  • NYS Canal Corporation, Canal Section 6 Office, 7665 Dry Dock Road, Lyons, NY 14489, (315) 946-6192
  • Midlakes Erie Macedon Landing, 1125 Marina Parkway, Macedon, NY 14502, 315-986-3011
  • NYS Canal Lock E33 - Rochester, NY
  • NYS Canal Corporation, Canal Section 7 Office, 141 North Liberty Street, Albion, NY 14411, (585) 589-5689
  • NYS Canal Lock E34/35 - Lockport, NY

Oswego Canal

  • NYS Canal Lock O1 - Phoenix, NY
  • NYS Canal Corporation, Canal Section 5 Office, 9052 River Road, Phoenix, NY 13135, (315) 695-2210
  • NYS Canal Lock O8 - Oswego, NY

Cayuga-Seneca Canal

  • NYS Canal Lock CS1 - Cayuga, NY
  • NYS Canal Lock CS2/3 - Seneca Falls, NY
  • NYS Canal Lock CS4 - Waterloo, NY
  • Barrett Marine, Inc., 485 West River Road, Waterloo, NY 13165, (315) 789-6605
  • Inland Harbor Marina, 608 Waterloo-Geneva Road, Waterloo, NY 13165, (315) 789-7255
  • Stiver's Seneca Marine, 401 Boody's Hill, Waterloo, NY 13165, (315) 789-5520

NYS Canal Corporation Headquarters

  • *New York State Canal Corporation, NYS Thruway Authority, Administrative Headquarters, 200 Southern Boulevard, Albany, NY 12209, (518) 471-4414

* Sales location not directly accessible by vessel