During the COVID-19 crisis, the Chilo Lock 34 Visitor Center and Museum will be closed indefinitely to help minimize exposure to – and the spread of – the coronavirus. The playground near the Visitor Center, walking paths and hiking trails are open sunrise to dusk. Please practice social distancing and other appropriate preventive measures while visiting the park.
The Chilo Lock 34 Visitor Center and Museum occupies the former operations building at the former Ohio River Lock and Dam #34, which the Army Corps of Engineers decommissioned in 1964. The Clermont County Park District renovated the building and opened the Visitor Center and Museum in 2005. “Living and Working with the Ohio River” is the theme for many of the interactive exhibits and displays. The Visitor Center is home to several annual events – including the spring season kickoff, Rendezvous on the River, and Steamboat Days in August – and hosts occasional special events all year. Tour groups are always welcome; please call in advance to arrange a time.
Visitor Center Hours of Operation
In-season hours (April 1 to Oct. 4, 2020)
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
Off-season hours (Oct. 5 to Dec. 22, 2020)*
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Winter hours (Jan. 4 to March 31, 2020)
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays
*Closed for the holidays Dec. 22, 2020, to Jan. 3, 2021; reopening weekends Jan. 9, 2021.
Admission is free.
For more information, please call the visitor center during operating hours at 513-876-9013.
To schedule a group tour during winter hours, please write firstname.lastname@example.org. Tours should be scheduled a minimum of two weeks in advance.