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Pedro Miguel Locks

pedro miguel locks, the panama canal

Pedro Miguel Locks consists of only one chamber, making it the smallest of the five locks. It resides alongside Luisa Hill, and just north of Miraflores Locks on the northernmost part of Miraflores Lake. Unlike Miraflores and Gatun Locks, there is no visitor center but, there is a large parking area just in front of the locks where visitors can get a close-up view of the vessels as they enter into and out of the chamber. In addition, you can watch the vessels pass under the Centenary Bridge.

pedro miguel locks the panama canal

All of these photographs were taken from the top of Luisa Hill, the second-highest point within the canal basin. Only Anchon Hill, at 654 feet, is higher.

pedro miguel locks as seen from luisa hill, the second highest point within the canal basin
pedro miguel locks as seen from luisa hill, the second highest point within the canal basin
pedro miguel locks as seen from luisa hill, the second highest point within the canal basin
pedro miguel locks as seen from luisa hill, the second highest point within the canal basin
pedro miguel locks as seen from luisa hill, the second highest point within the canal basin
pedro miguel locks as seen from luisa hill, the second highest point within the canal basin

Getting to Pedro Miguel Locks

Google Map - Pedro Miguel Locks Google Map - Albrook Bus Terminal

Buses to Pedro Miguel Locks depart regularly from the Albrook Bus Terminal and take only 20-25 minutes. You must take either of the buses that read "Forestal" or "Summit Gardens." There is a bus stop along the main road in front of the locks, on both sides. Both buses depart from the same general vicinity at the Albrook Bus Terminal.

This picture of a northbound vessel departing from Pedro Miguel Locks was taken from the main road that runs alonside the locks.

a view of pedro miguel locks from the main road

pedro miguel locks, the panama canal

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