I'm not sure this is the right forum for this, but I heard a rumor that the Dismal Swamp Canal only has enough funding to stay open through the end of October. Is that true? I'm heading south down the ICW in another week or so. I'm sure I could make it there by the end of October if I had to, but I'd rather not rush, especially because I'd love to spend some time in the Chesapeake.
And another question: there are two locks on the Dismal Swamp Canal, correct? Are those difficult to maneuver? I've never been through a lock before, and am a little paranoid about them.