Category: Important information

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 […]

How does a lock work?

Posted on Sep 3, 2019 by

It’s one thing to explain it in writing, and another thing to watch the locks in operation. Take a look at this short video as Fox Locks CEO Jeremy Cords explains how a lock works.

Who is the FRNSA?

Posted on Aug 29, 2019 by

Many people have asked us for more information on the Fox River Navigational System Authority, so here’s  more information on the organization and what we do. What is the Fox River Navigational Authority’s responsiblity? The Fox River Navigational System Authority manages the 17 locks on the Fox River. Of the 17 locks, 16 have been […]

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 […]

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 […]

UPDATE: Lock closures

Posted on Jun 17, 2019 by

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Little Chute locks will close the weekend of June 22 & 23 for maintenance. This is the lock at Mill Street in Little Chute. The City of Appleton notified us that the motor that opens the Olde Oneida Street Bridge does not work. This bridge is between Appleton Lock 1 and Appleton […]

FAQs about an electric barrier at Menasha Lock

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 by

SITUATION/BACKGROUND In September of 2015, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) asked the Menasha lock be closed to prevent the spread of an invasive fish, the round goby, which was discovered in Little Lake Butte des Morts. The goby is one of 192 invasive species found in Lake Michigan. The invasive species barrier at 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. […]

Locks to close

Posted on Sep 11, 2018 by

Attention boaters–the locks at Little Chute and Combined Locks will be closed approximately September 19-22 because the Village of Little Chute will be doing maintenance on the swimming pool at Doyle Park. This is regularly scheduled maintenance, but it will affect the navigation canal on the Fox River. If you have any questions, please contact […]