Lock usage totals announced for 2016 season

Posted on Oct 11, 2016 by

Despite the closure of the Menasha lock, usage on the entire lock system remains strong with the DePere and Little Kaukauna locks seeing the bulk of 2016 traffic. The Menasha lock was closed at the request of the DNR on 9.3.15 due to finding the invasive round goby in the Fox River. At this point, […]

Fox River Locks Announce FREE Lockage for Fall Colors Viewing

Posted on Oct 11, 2016 by

Locks in DePere, Little Kaukauna and Little Chute open for one day only Boaters can take advantage of free lockage on October 22 from noon-6 p.m. at three of the locks on the Fox River system. Locks at DePere, Little Kaukauna and Little Chute (called the Cedars Lock) will provide free lockage for boaters and […]

Open for business on Labor Day weekend!

Posted on Sep 2, 2016 by

Get the boat ready for a beautiful summer weekend on the Locks! More than 30 miles of the Fox River are open: 12 navigable miles from Menasha to Little Chute— then 19 navigable miles from Wrightstown to the bay of Green Bay. Enjoy the history of one of the only hand-operated locks systems in the […]

Locktender for a Day

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 by

Thanks for registering for our first Locktender for a Day contest! Meet our Locktender, Connie Meyer. Connie lives on Little Lake Butte des Morts and has always wanted a chance at moving the big gears to open the gates on the Fox. The event was held at Appleton Lock #3 where WHBY AM 1150 held […]

Be a Locktender for a Day!

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 by

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! Get your hands on a piece of history (literally) by being a Locktender for a Day! Register to win a chance to operate one of the only hand-operated lock systems in the country, right here in the Fox Valley. You’ll be stationed at Appleton’s Lock #3 near Downtown Appleton and the […]

Update on Little Chute lock operations

Posted on May 26, 2016 by

Renovations at the Little Chute lock were completed about a year in advance, but there’s still work to be done. The new bridge in Little Chute is not yet operational and the cleaning process in the Little Chute canal is ongoing. As a result, the lock and the bridge will not be in operation this […]

UPDATE: Little Chute lock operations delayed

Posted on May 9, 2016 by

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Opening of the Little Chute lock is slightly delayed due to canal maintenance and final operational details with the bridge. We will have this lock open as soon as possible. For the most updated information, please follow our Facebook page at this link. 

Ready? Set? BOAT!

Posted on May 4, 2016 by

Friday, May 6 is opening day for the 2016 season! We hope to see you going through the locks this weekend and to help you, please visit our most updated schedule on our new website. Ten of the 17 locks on the Fox River lock system begin 2016 operation on at 8 a.m. The DePere lock begins […]