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Muskingum River Parkway State Park Professional Review and Guide
"There are a lot of places that offer nice boating, but there are none quite like Ohio’s Muskingum River. It cuts through some of Ohio’s most scenic country for 112 miles, making it the longest navigable river entirely within the state’s borders. It was named the state’s second water trail about a half-dozen years ago. What makes it really special are the 80 river miles between Devola and Ellis. In that stretch are ten wooden locks, all operated by hand today just as they were when first built in 1841. They’ve collectively been designated a National Civil Engineering Landmark and put on the National Register of Historic Places. Boaters traveling the river can pass through them, just as travelers did more than a century ago when the river was the chief link to frontier Ohio."
--Bob Frye, Camping Ohio (Falcon Guides).
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