Category: Events

FREE fall colors weekend!

Posted on Sep 28, 2021 by

Calling all leaf peepers: there is no better way to see the changing colors than from the Fox River. So this weekend, October 2 & 3, we are opening the locks FREE for all boaters! If you’re not a boater, stop down at the locks and chat with one of our great lock tenders (HINT: […]

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 […]

OPENING DAY 2021!

Posted on May 11, 2021 by

The countdown for opening day is on! We are excited to open another successful season on the Fox Locks and have a few updates for you before you plan your locks cruise! Kaukauna locks update: The five locks through Kaukauna are scheduled to open in July. We don’t have a firm date at this time […]

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 […]

Fox Locks open for FREE fall colors weekend

Posted on Sep 22, 2020 by

Boaters can take advantage of free lockage on the weekend of October 10 and 11 from 10 am- 6 pm to view the fall colors from the Fox River. Locks will be open from Wrightstown through DePere to the Bay of Green Bay, and on the south leg of the system from Kaukauna through the […]

Construction starts on pedestrian trail near Little Chute lock

Posted on Aug 20, 2020 by

We welcome an exciting new project to the Little Chute neighborhood! The Village of Little Chute and City of Kaukauna broke ground and celebrated a new project to build a walking trail/bridge connecting the two communities this week. The trail is anchored right next to the lock at Heesaker Park in Little Chute.  The trail is […]

Fox River Locks usage increases in June 2020

Posted on Jul 28, 2020 by

Boat traffic through the lock system on the lower Fox River is up over past years, an indication that regional residents are choosing recreational activities closer to home during this time of pandemic. In June of 2020, a total of 1,250 motorized and non-motorized crafts passed through the lock system carrying 5,055 passengers. This is […]

Attention Kayakers: Rapide Croche lock remains closed

Posted on May 24, 2020 by

Many of the locks feature portages for kayaks or canoes and it is a great way to visit the locks and the Fox River. However, in recent years, people have been trespassing on the land and accessing the river at the closed Rapide Croche lock. According to Wisconsin state statute, this lock must remain closed […]

Historic Photo Gallery

Posted on Nov 15, 2019 by

Enjoy some of the historic photos from our archives. If you can identify the location or the date for any of these photos, please send us an email on our contact page.  Enjoy the walk back in time!  

Get the facts: The Menasha barrier part 2

Posted on Oct 14, 2019 by

Many of our customers and concerned citizens have asked specific questions about the proposed electric barrier for the Menasha Lock. We’re answering some of those questions here in order to give you the facts about the propsed project. Where will the barrier be located? The barrier will be constructed immediately downstream of the Menasha lock […]