Fox River Locks conducting maintenance on DePere lock

Posted on Mar 30, 2017 by

If you’ve ever wanted to see a lock without any water in it, this is your chance. Maintenance work on the DePere lock on the Fox River will be completed by early May including repair of the lock gates, valves and operating machinery. Construction equipment has been in place over winter at the lock in […]

Eagles Along the Fox event

Posted on Jan 12, 2017 by

Our nation’s majestic symbol is in full view along the Fox River during the month of January. Some of the best places to see eagles in their natural habitat are along the Fox River Lock System. “Eagle Days” along the Fox is taking place throughout the month of January. The celebration is a collaborative effort […]

Lock usage totals announced for 2016 season

Posted on Oct 11, 2016 by

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. The Menasha lock was closed at the request of the DNR on 9.3.15 due to finding the invasive round goby in the Fox River. At this point, […]

Fox River Locks Announce FREE Lockage for Fall Colors Viewing

Posted on Oct 11, 2016 by

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 of the locks on the Fox River system. Locks at DePere, Little Kaukauna and Little Chute (called the Cedars Lock) will provide free lockage for boaters and […]

Open for business on Labor Day weekend!

Posted on Sep 2, 2016 by

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 Little Chute— then 19 navigable miles from Wrightstown to the bay of Green Bay. Enjoy the history of one of the only hand-operated locks systems in the […]

Locktender for a Day

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 by

Thanks for registering for our first Locktender for a Day contest! Meet our Locktender, Connie Meyer. Connie lives on Little Lake Butte des Morts and has always wanted a chance at moving the big gears to open the gates on the Fox. The event was held at Appleton Lock #3 where WHBY AM 1150 held […]

Be a Locktender for a Day!

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 by

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 of the only hand-operated lock systems in the country, right here in the Fox Valley. You’ll be stationed at Appleton’s Lock #3 near Downtown Appleton and the […]

Update on Little Chute lock operations

Posted on May 26, 2016 by

Renovations at the Little Chute lock were completed about a year in advance, but there’s still work to be done. The new bridge in Little Chute is not yet operational and the cleaning process in the Little Chute canal is ongoing. As a result, the lock and the bridge will not be in operation this […]