Category: Press Releases

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fox River Locks Open for Business May 6

Posted on May 4, 2016 by

(KAUKAUNA, WIS.) May 4, 2016 – 10 of the 17 locks on the Fox River lock system begin 2016 operation on Friday, May 6 at 8 a.m. Locks begin operations starting at 10 a.m., noon, in Appleton, Little Chute and Little Kaukauna Lock and the DePere lock opens at 8 a.m. on Friday. For a […]

Governor Scott Walker signs legislation for Fox River Locks

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 by

Bill paves the way for riverfront improvements (KAUKAUNA, WIS.) April. 14, 2016 – Governor Scott Walker will visit Appleton on April 14 from 11 a.m. to noon to sign a bill that broadens the scope of authority and responsibilities of the Fox River Navigational System Authority (FRNSA). When signed, the legislation will amend state statute […]