Category: Events

Safety reminders for river navigation

Posted on Aug 21, 2017 by

Navigating the Fox River is not a simple as it looks. The current is swift in places and can be dangerous near the dams and spillways. Always remember to have personal flotation devices on board and wear them to ensure safety. Check at public boat landings for any local boating regulations and make sure you’re […]

Make plans for Berlin Boat Club Corn Roast!

Posted on Aug 11, 2017 by

It’s that time of year again–time for sweet corn, music, fun, and boating on the Wolf. Join our partners at the Berlin Boat Club for this annual event on August 11 & 12! While you’re there, take a cruise through the Eureka lock which has been in continual operation since 1958 thanks to the Berlin […]

Locktender prairie garden named Monarch Waystation

Posted on Aug 2, 2017 by

The next time you travel through the DePere lock you’ll be greeted by sunshine, gentle lapping waves, and butterflies. Yes, butterflies. Thanks to the Northeast Wisconsin chapter of the Wisconsin Master Gardener Association, the grounds surrounding the lock tender house were planted with native prairie plants with grants from the state association, the Fox River […]

Welcome Wisconsin Public Television!

Posted on Jun 8, 2017 by

We welcomed a crew from Wisconsin Public Television’s “Around the Corner with John McGivern” show to Appleton Lock #4 this week. Our guests were also representatives from Appleton Downtown Inc and the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau on hand for taping of a show to air in January of 2018. McGivern and his crew […]

Fox River Locks Open for Business May 5

Posted on May 5, 2017 by

(KAUKAUNA, WIS.) May 2, 2017 – The 2017 navigation season on the Fox River opens on Friday, May 5 opening just over 25 miles of the river to boaters. Locks begin operations starting at 8 a.m. in DePere, 10 a.m. at the Little Kaukauna lock, and 11 a.m. in Appleton, Little Chute, Cedars, and Combined […]

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 […]

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 […]