Author Archives: Fox Locks

Fox Locks hires new leadership

Posted on Nov 6, 2017 by

(Kaukauna, WI) Nov. 6, 2017–The board of directors of the Fox River Navigational System Authority (FRNSA) announces that Jeremy Cords is the new executive director of the organization. Cords will oversee all strategic and operational aspects of the historic Fox Locks system and work collaboratively with public and private community organizations to grow awareness and […]

Fox Locks economic impact study released

Posted on Oct 27, 2017 by

The full Economic Impact Study is available to download at this link. (Kaukauna, WI) Oct. 27, 2017–According to an economic impact study, the Fox River Lock System could generate as much as $290 million in total economic output over a ten year period and generate as many as 6,300 additional jobs. The study further indicates […]

CEO Bob Stark announces retirement

Posted on Sep 7, 2017 by

A sad day for all at the Fox River Navigational System Authority–CEO Bob Stark has announced his plans to retire effective October 2, 2017. Stark has been a leader of the organization for 18 years serving as one of the original gubernatorial appointees to the board of directors, board chairman, and finally as administrator, chief operating […]

Safety reminders for river navigation

Posted on Aug 21, 2017 by

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 to have personal flotation devices on board and wear them to ensure safety. Check at public boat landings for any local boating regulations and make sure you’re […]

Make plans for Berlin Boat Club Corn Roast!

Posted on Aug 11, 2017 by

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 on August 11 & 12! While you’re there, take a cruise through the Eureka lock which has been in continual operation since 1958 thanks to the Berlin […]

Locktender prairie garden named Monarch Waystation

Posted on Aug 2, 2017 by

The next time you travel through the DePere lock you’ll be greeted by sunshine, gentle lapping waves, and butterflies. Yes, butterflies. Thanks to the Northeast Wisconsin chapter of the Wisconsin Master Gardener Association, the grounds surrounding the lock tender house were planted with native prairie plants with grants from the state association, the Fox River […]

Welcome Wisconsin Public Television!

Posted on Jun 8, 2017 by

We welcomed a crew from Wisconsin Public Television’s “Around the Corner with John McGivern” show to Appleton Lock #4 this week. Our guests were also representatives from Appleton Downtown Inc and the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau on hand for taping of a show to air in January of 2018. McGivern and his crew […]

Fox River Locks Open for Business May 5

Posted on May 5, 2017 by

(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 boaters. Locks begin operations starting at 8 a.m. in DePere, 10 a.m. at the Little Kaukauna lock, and 11 a.m. in Appleton, Little Chute, Cedars, and Combined […]

Fox River Locks conducting maintenance on DePere lock

Posted on Mar 30, 2017 by

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 be completed by early May including repair of the lock gates, valves and operating machinery. Construction equipment has been in place over winter at the lock in […]