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Managing the Locks more than a decade! 2004-2016

We have preserved the heritage of one of the nation’s most unique transportation systems—the Fox River lock system. Of the 17 locks, 16 have been restored to full working order and are a recreational, historic, and economic asset to northeast Wisconsin. Today’s visitors can see living history in action and use the lock system to access the beautiful Fox River. This website will keep you updated on locks operations hours and information you need to enjoy the only fully restored, hand-operated lock system in the United States! To download information on the lock system, save these documents:
Fox Locks brochure
Lock System map

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Latest News

Fox River Locks Open for Business May 5
(KAUKAUNA, WIS.) May 2, 2017 – The 2017 navigation season on the Fox River opens on Friday, May 5 opening just over 25 miles of the river to ...Read more >>
Fox River Locks conducting maintenance on DePere lock
If you've ever wanted to see a lock without any water in it, this is your chance. Maintenance work on the DePere lock on the Fox River will ...Read more >>
Eagles Along the Fox event
Our nation’s majestic symbol is in full view along the Fox River during the month of January. Some of the best places to see eagles in their natural ...Read more >>
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The 17-lock System on the Upper Fox River