Attention Locks geeks! Check out this short video of traveling through the locks on the Danube in Europe.
Phil Ramlet named FRNSA Executive Director
June 30th, 2022 UPDATE: The Appleton, Cedars, Little Chute and Combined locks will be open this weekend and will operate until 11:00PM on July 3rd and 4th! Little Rapids and De Pere will be open until midnight on July 4th! Original Post June 15th Attention boaters–all four Appleton locks are closed to boat traffic as of […]
Did you know that it takes about an hour to regenerate the water in the Appleton navigation canals after the locks are opened? That’s why we have what might seem to be an unusual operational schedule for Appleton lock 1 (near the Yacht Club) and Appleton lock 4 (near River Heath). Appleton lock 1 operates […]
The weekend of October 1&2 will be our final events for the 2022 season and we are hoping for great weather! Back by popular demand, our FREE Fall Colors Weekend will again give you the best option for viewing the colors of the season from the Fox River. No locks fees needed, just bring your […]
The Fox Locks are run by a volunteer board of directors comprised of community leaders and representatives from state agencies. There are two members each from Brown, Outagamie and Winnebago Counties and designees of the Secretaries of the Departments of Natural Resources, Transportation, and the Director of the State Historical Society. We had the opportunity […]
The official summer season is over and to mark the end of a busy season, we held a year-end celebration. In attendance—the people who keep the locks functioning and who literally open the gates for you. These are unique jobs that are rooted in the state’s history. When barges and paddle boats used the river […]
Years of hard work and extreme generosity from funders made the Kaukauna Locks Trail a reality today! Representatives from the Fox Locks board of directors, community leaders, elected officials, and regional attractions gathered in Kaukauna today to dedicate and cut the ribbon on the new trail. The 1.3-mile recreational trail runs adjacent to the five […]
Just announced: purchase a season pass for the remainder of the navigation year and it’s half off! Our season ends Sept. 5 at most upriver locks, but extends until Sept. 25 for DePere and Little Kaukauna locks. Your season pass covers any and all locks as often as you wish to cruise. And remember there’s […]
This year, buy your locks pass online! But before you do, please read this brief update.
For the first time, we are opening two locks to take advantage of the opening day of the inland waters fishing season May 7.