Category: Important information

UPDATE: Appleton locks closure, Little Chute repairs

Posted on Jun 15, 2022 by

June 30th, 2022 UPDATE: The Appleton, Cedars, Little Chute and Combined locks will be open this weekend and will operate until 11:00PM on July 3rd and 4th! Little Rapids and De Pere will be open until midnight on July 4th! Original Post June 15th Attention boaters–all four Appleton locks are closed to boat traffic as of […]

Summer Splash Sale: 50% off season passes

Posted on Jul 23, 2021 by

BOATERS: SEASON PASSES ARE 50% OFF NOW THROUGH JULY 31 Get more locks for the money as we cut the cost of a season pass in half for the second half of summer. Now through July 31, purchase a season pass through the locks for just $50. This allows you to use any and all […]

KAUKAUNA LOCKS OPEN THIS WEEKEND!

Posted on Jul 13, 2021 by

NEW TRAIL DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCED The Fox Locks system and the City of Kaukauna will officially open the five locks on the Fox River in a today, July 13 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The ceremony will take place at Kaukauna lock 1, located at 701 Canal St., Kaukauna. Repairs to the Veterans Memorial Lift […]

Update on Menasha lock status

Posted on Mar 2, 2021 by

Our goal is to reopen the Menasha Lock, but not without a solution that prevents the invasive round goby from entering the waters of Lake Winnebago. To that end, we have been working with a firm to study the effects of an electronic barrier and water velocity on deterring the fish from entering the lock […]

2020 One of our Busiest Years!

Posted on Oct 16, 2020 by

THANK YOU to all who traveled through the Fox Locks System this past season! More than 20,000 people explored the Fox River in trips through the locks, making this one of our busiest seasons in recent years! This season, nine locks were operational—next summer we’ll add the Kaukauna locks to that list for a total […]

Barge travels through Appleton locks

Posted on Sep 16, 2020 by

It’s not every day you see a giant barge slip through the locks, but September 15 was that day. Occasionally, Radtke Contractors asks for a special lockage to transport their equipment via barge. The locks are just large enough to accommodate this barge and you can see the tight fit in this video:

Visitor Center plans cancelled; round goby research continues

Posted on Aug 27, 2020 by

This is an update on action taken at the board of directors’ recent meeting. The board of directors of the Fox River Navigational System Authority (FRNSA) voted to stop the development of a visitor center slated for construction at lock three located near Appleton’s Lawe Street. Plans had called for developing an interpretive center chronicling […]