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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 Announce FREE Lockage for Fall Colors Viewing
Locks in DePere, Little Kaukauna and Little Chute open for one day only Boaters can take advantage of free lockage on October 22 from noon-6 p.m. at three ...Read more >>
Lock usage totals announced for 2016 season
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. ...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