Know Before You Go
This site is easily accessed by using West Virginia State Route 892, or DuPont Road as it is called by the locals. Just turn onto Northwest Drive and follow it approximately one mile to the river. A public boat ramp is part of the old Lock No. 19 grounds. The power house is open and there is no fence around it. A large circular driveway is next to the crumbling structure. Hiking boots are a must. Stay clear of the cracked chimney! The two brick lock houses on the hill overlooking the abandoned power house are privately owned. The cemetery behind the lock houses is open to the public.