Visitors Guide to
and Dam No. 22
Lock and Dam No. 22 is located near Saverton, Missouri on the Upper Mississippi
River around river mile 301.2. Listed on the National Register of Historic
Places construction of the lock and dam began in 1934 and became
operational in July 1938. The dam portion of the structure is 1,224 feet long
and consists of 3 roller gates and 10 tainter gates. A 1,600 foot
long submersible earthen dike extends to a flood control levee on
the Illinois shore.
The Robert H.
Thompson Conservation Area is just downstream from Lock and Dam No. 22 and
Bald Eagles can be seen during the winter as the birds take advantage of
the open churning water.
Directions: To reach Lock and Dam No. 22 take MO-79 south of Hannibal
to Highway E. Take Highway E east through Saverton and follow the signs.
Regional Locks and Dams - Get more
information on the Locks and Dams in the Middle Mississippi River Valley
from Lock and Dam No.19 in Keokuk, Iowa to and Lock and Dam No. 27 in
Granite City, Illinois just north of St. Louis.