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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! To download information on the lock system, save these documents:
Fox Locks brochure
Lock System map

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Latest News

Lock system updates for the 4th of July weekends
Before planning your outings on the Fox River this holiday, please be advised of some access issues on the system. At Lock 3 in Appleton, the Lawe Street ...Read more >>
Appleton Locks-Lawe St Bridge
06/15/2018: Unfortunately the Lawe St Bridge is down for repairs in Appleton. The Appleton Locks will still be operational but taller boats will not be able to Navigate ...Read more >>
2018 Lock schedule announced
(KAUKAUNA, WIS.) May 14, 2018 – The 2018 navigation season on the Fox River opens on Friday, May 18 opening just over 25 miles of the river to ...Read more >>
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The 17-lock System on the Upper Fox River