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Managing the Locks more than a decade! 2004-2016

We have preserved the heritage of one of the nation’s most unique transportation systems—the Fox River lock system. Of the 17 locks, 16 have been restored to full working order and are a recreational, historic, and economic asset to northeast Wisconsin. Today’s visitors can see living history in action and use the lock system to access the beautiful Fox River. This website will keep you updated on locks operations hours and information you need to enjoy the only fully restored, hand-operated lock system in the United States!

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Latest News

Fox River Locks System reports more traffic; Little Chute lock closed
(KAUKAUNA, WIS.) June 29, 2016 – More people used the Fox River Lock System in May of 2016 than in years past. The Fox River Navigational System Authority ...Read more >>
Be a Locktender for a Day!
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 ...Read more >>
Open for business on Labor Day weekend!
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 ...Read more >>
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The 17-lock System on the Upper Fox River