Category: Fox Locks in the News

Lock system updates for the 4th of July weekends

Posted on Jun 28, 2018 by

Before planning your outings on the Fox River this holiday, please be advised of some access issues on the system. At Lock 3 in Appleton, the Lawe Street bridge is not fully operational. Depending on the water level, most fishing and ski boats have clearance under the bride as do pontoon boats with removeable canopies. […]

Appleton Locks-Lawe St Bridge

Posted on Jun 15, 2018 by

06/15/2018: Unfortunately the Lawe St Bridge is down for repairs in Appleton. The Appleton Locks will still be operational but taller boats will not be able to Navigate under the Lawe St Bridge. Stay tuned for further updates.

UPDATE ON OPEN/CLOSED LOCKS

Posted on May 28, 2018 by

5.28.18: Please be advised the Village of Little Chute is continuing to have issues with the bridge over the Little Chute Lock and it is currently inoperable. However, most boats can pass under the bridge safely, depending on the height of the water. We will continue to staff this lock for those boats that are […]

2018 Lock schedule announced

Posted on May 14, 2018 by

(KAUKAUNA, WIS.) May 14, 2018 – The 2018 navigation season on the Fox River opens on Friday, May 18 opening just over 25 miles of the river to boaters. Locks begin operations starting at 10 a.m. in DePere, 10 a.m. at the Little Kaukauna lock, and 11 a.m. in Appleton, Little Chute, Cedars, and Combined […]

Summer jobs open: be a Locktender!

Posted on Mar 20, 2018 by

Join our team be part of the living history of the Fox River Locks! We are seeking qualified individuals to work as locktenders for the 2018 summer season. Flexible hours and you get to work on the only hand-operated, fully-restored lock system in the nation. Lock locations are from DePere to Appleton. At left, Brothers […]

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 […]

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 […]