In September of 2015, FRNSA voluntarily closed the Menasha lock at the request of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) 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 […]
Many of our customers and concerned citizens have asked specific questions about the proposed electric barrier for the Menasha Lock. We’re answering some of those questions here in order to give you the facts about the propsed project. Where will the barrier be located? The barrier will be constructed immediately downstream of the Menasha lock […]
It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of our Chairman of the Board, Dr. S. Timothy Rose. Dr. Rose was a passionate and energetic advocate for the lock system and his leadership helped restore the lock system and rescue a national treasure. We will miss his dedication, depth of knowledge of the […]
The proposed electric barrier at the Menasha lock For the last three years, the Fox River Navigational System Augthority (FRNSA) has been the only entity that has been leading the charge to find solutions to open the Menasha lock by seeking out proposals using the best available science and new technology. We have invested more than […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.