Category: Important information

Fox Locks economic impact study released

Posted on Oct 27, 2017 by

The full Economic Impact Study is available to download at this link. (Kaukauna, WI) Oct. 27, 2017–According to an economic impact study, the Fox River Lock System could generate as much as $290 million in total economic output over a ten year period and generate as many as 6,300 additional jobs. The study further indicates […]

CEO Bob Stark announces retirement

Posted on Sep 7, 2017 by

A sad day for all at the Fox River Navigational System Authority–CEO Bob Stark has announced his plans to retire effective October 2, 2017. Stark has been a leader of the organization for 18 years serving as one of the original gubernatorial appointees to the board of directors, board chairman, and finally as administrator, chief operating […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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.