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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

Safety reminders for river navigation
Navigating the Fox River is not a simple as it looks. The current is swift in places and can be dangerous near the dams and spillways. Always remember ...Read more >>
Get the latest news from the Fox Locks
Keep updated on the latest information on the Lock system by reading our June newsletter. Or, like us on Facebook to stay updated! JUNE 2017 newsletter     ...Read more >>
Make plans for Berlin Boat Club Corn Roast!
It's that time of year again--time for sweet corn, music, fun, and boating on the Wolf. Join our partners at the Berlin Boat Club for this annual event ...Read more >>
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The 17-lock System on the Upper Fox River