Cape Coral Locks and Lifts

Several locks and lifts are located within the Cape Coral area. The Chiquita lock, sometimes also called the Spreader Canal lock, is a large, man-operated lock located in the southwest area of the city. Many of the area’s largest yachts are contained behind the lock, as well as one of the best marina spots for both dry and wet slips. The lift at the southeast side of town, at the tail end of Ottersrest Lane, services only a few canals. The lifts above Veterans Memorial Parkway and by Matlacha in the northwest corner of the city are not currently being utilized.