Category: Fox Locks in the News

Download our free app!

Posted on Sep 12, 2019 by

Now you can have the lock schedule at your fingertips with our FREE Fox Locks app. Available for Android or iOS platforms, just search “Fox Locks” in your app store on your smartphone. The app includes some great features, and stay tuned because we’re working on giving you the ability to pay lock fees right […]

Fox Locks respond to Kaukauna Bridge

Posted on Sep 10, 2019 by

News of the state legislature’s approval of funding for the Kaukauna bridge repairs has officials from the Fox River Navigational System Authority (FRNSA) planning for the future of the system. “We are thrilled lawmakers approved funding for the lift bridge as it will open access to a beautiful section of the Fox River through the […]

We’re open for business Labor Day Weekend!

Posted on Aug 29, 2019 by

All operational locks in the system are open for the Labor Day weekend according to the published schedule at this link. About 25 miles of the lower Fox River are navigable: from the bay of Green Bay through DePere to just south of Wrightstown, then from the Menasha lock through Appleton, Cedars, and Little Chute […]

LITTLE CHUTE LOCK CLOSED

Posted on Aug 25, 2019 by

ATTENTION BOATERS: The Little Chute lock is closed, today, Sun., Aug. 25. There is a jam in the workings of the lock and we have to drain the lock chamber to fix it. We anticipate this will be fixed before the Labor Day holiday. Thanks for your patience.  

Little Chute Lock open!

Posted on Jul 25, 2019 by

The Little Chute lock is open for regular boat traffic this weekend, July 27. Repairs are finished and the lock is ready for boating traffic!  If you have any questions, please use the contact form on our website.

Little Chute lock to close temporarily

Posted on Jul 15, 2019 by

The Little Chute lock will be closed from Tuesday July 16 to Tuesday July 23. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but the repairs are needed to stabilize and repair the giant gates. Since there’s really no hardware store for lock gates originally designed in the early 1900s, the work is highly customized and takes a […]

4th of July lock status: open late on the 3rd

Posted on Jul 2, 2019 by

IMPORTANT UPDATES: If you’re planning to watch the Appleton fireworks from the water, you can have a great view of the displays at Memorial Park ON JULY 3. Because the fireworks are on the 3rd (and not the 4th) all Appleton locks will be open from 6pm until Midnight. Special extended hours to watch the […]

Plans for Electric Barrier at Menasha released

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 by

(KAUKAUNA, Wis.) April 30, 2019—The Fox River Navigational System Authority (FRNSA) submitted a proposal to reopen the Menasha lock to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The plan calls for constructing an electric barrier and water velocity system at the Menasha lock to prevent the spread of invasive species into the Lake Winnebago watershed. […]

Fox Locks job opportunity

Posted on Aug 30, 2018 by

Just announced, the Fox River Navigational System Authority (FRNSA) is seeking qualified applicants for the newly created position of Operations Director. This integral position will have wide-ranging responsibilities and be central to the operations and expansion of the lock system. The attached job description explains the position and applications are being accepted through Sept. 10, […]

Late summer water quality

Posted on Aug 7, 2018 by

We’ve had a few inquiries about water in locks that are closed for the summer, specifically in Kaukauna. Due to the lack of water flow in the shuttered locks, there’s a build-up of debris and algae in the lock channel. To mitigate that, we will be flushing the closed locks a few times a month […]