Public Docks for Boaters
McConnelsville and Malta are nestled side by side with the mighty Muskingum separating the two towns. Settlers arrived in the area in 1817. These towns prospered because of the locks and dams that were built on the river from 1836 to 1841. In the 1820's and 30's, flatboats carried grain, lumber, and livestock down the river. With the construction of the locks and dams along the Muskingum River, it made it easy to navigate steamboats, and as a result, both towns grew and prosper.
Those hand-operated locks and dams still play a role in how the Muskingum River is navigated today. A favorite pastime of many is "locking through" down the river while enjoying the southeastern Ohio scenery and wildlife.
There are public docks on both the McConnelsville and Malta sides where boaters can easily tie off. We will even pick you and your guests up for your overnight stay at The Inns.
Here is a link to the Muskingum River Parkway for Lock Hours and Operations.