2024 Lock Schedule

West Virginia Fishing Tournaments

Dates and locations of major organized fishing tournaments on West Virginia lakes and rivers can be found at:                     https://wvdnr.gov/fishing/fishing-tournament-dates/. 

These large tournaments require a permit from the WVDNR and the results must be reported to the DNR.  The permit system prevents having more than one tournament on the same body of water on the same day.  There are also smaller club tournaments held throughout the state that do not require a permit.

Upper Monongahela River 2024

2024 Schedule for the  Opekiska, Hildebrand, Morgantown and Point Marion Locks

Pt. Marion: open 24/7

Morgantown: open 7 days a week from 7a.m. to 5 p.m.

Opekiska and Hildebrand:

The Upper Mon River Association (UMRA) teams up with local agencies to raise funds and negotiate with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to open Opekiska and Hildebrand for specific days each year.  In 2024, they are open from 7 a.m. to 4* p.m. on following days:

May 11, 18, 19

June 8, 15, 16

July 6, 7, 13

Aug. 17

Sept. 14

*Note: the last lock-through begins 30 minutes prior to a lock’s closing time.

Summer Lock Hours Announced

Below is the list of approved lock opening dates and hours for OPEKISKA and HILDEBRAND locks for 2024.  

Contributors to this effort to make the Mon River accessible for boaters have included:  the Marion and Monongalia county commissions; the cities of Granville, Morgantown, and Westover; the Mon County Development Authority; the Morgantown Industrial Park: and Visit Mountaineer Country (formerly the Greater Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau).

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