W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam

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Facility:W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam
Description:The Westernmost Lock connects Lake Okeechobee with the Gulf of Mexico. Approximately 15,000 vessels lock through annually. Approximately 13,000 tons of manufactured goods, equipment, crude materials, food, and petroleum products are locked annually. The Okeechobee Waterway was built in 1937 by the Army Corps of Engineers after two floods caused by hurricanes destroyed the areas surrounding the lake.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:Old Olga Road
Address 2:latitude 26 43" 16', longitude -81 41"40'
City:Olga
State/Province:FL
Zip Code:33905
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:6:00 am to 9:30 pm, 365 days a year
Admission:Free (fee for camping)
Telephone:(239) 694-2582
Website:http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Divisions/Operations/Branches/SFOO/DOCS/FactSheet_WPF.pdf
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