Category: What’s going on?

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.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Lock system updates for the 4th of July weekends

Posted on Jun 28, 2018 by

Before planning your outings on the Fox River this holiday, please be advised of some access issues on the system. At Lock 3 in Appleton, the Lawe Street bridge is not fully operational. Depending on the water level, most fishing and ski boats have clearance under the bride as do pontoon boats with removeable canopies. […]

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 […]

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 […]