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The only fully restored, hand operated lock system in the nation!

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

UPDATE: Lock closures
IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Little Chute locks will close the weekend of June 22 & 23 for maintenance. This is the lock at Mill Street in Little Chute. The ...Read more >>
FAQs about an electric barrier at Menasha Lock
SITUATION/BACKGROUND In September of 2015, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) asked the Menasha lock be closed to prevent the spread of an invasive fish, the round goby, ...Read more >>
Locks to close
Attention boaters--the locks at Little Chute and Combined Locks will be closed approximately September 19-22 because the Village of Little Chute will be doing maintenance on the swimming ...Read more >>
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The 17-lock System on the Upper Fox River