Category: Fox Locks in the News

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 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, […]

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 […]

UPDATE: Little Chute lock operations delayed

Posted on May 9, 2016 by

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Opening of the Little Chute lock is slightly delayed due to canal maintenance and final operational details with the bridge. We will have this lock open as soon as possible. For the most updated information, please follow our Facebook page at this link. 

Gov. Scott Walker signs bill for Fox Locks

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 by

Thank you to all who visited the bill signing! The legislation augments the statues under which the Fox River Navigational System Authority operates–and paves the way for constructing a visitors center at Appleton Lock 3. As part of the day, Governor Scott Walker was made a locktender for a day, and area 4th graders joined […]