Category: Important information

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

ROUND GOBY WATCH

Posted on Jan 11, 2016 by

Attention all fishermen: We need your help to monitor the spread of the invasive round goby in Lake Winnebago and the Fox River system. The  Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is urging anglers to report the incidental catch of round gobies in the lower Fox River above the Rapide Croche Dam, in Little Lake Butte des Morts and […]

Fox River Locks restoration project complete

Posted on Aug 28, 2015 by

Celebration Time at the Locks Thanks to the hundreds of people that visited the Fox River Navigational System Authority in Kaukauna to help celebrate the rebuilding of the Fox River Locks. The celebration on August 25, 2015 was a celebration of completing the massive project on time and on budget. Please take a moment and enjoy the […]