2017 Lock Hours & Procedures

Lock Operation: May 5, 2017 – Oct. 1, 2017

The Menasha Lock will remain closed during the 2017 season in accordance with DNR rule 40. For more information, please visit this link. 

Due to the presence of the invasive round goby in Little Lake Butte des Morts, access to Lake Winnebago through the Menasha Lock will not be possible during the 2017 boating season.

 Download full lock schedule here: 2017 lock operations schedule

For special lockage procedures and fees, click here. 

Appleton Area Locks

Lock location

Days/Week, Hours/day

Special times

Appleton Locks 1, 2, 3, 4

3 DAYS/week & holidays

Friday & Sunday and Holidays:

11 am- 11 pm

11 am-11 pm

Appleton Lock 1

(Lutz Park/AYC)

Down-river lockage times

Down River: Noon, 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm, 8 pm, 10 pm

Appleton Lock 4

(RiverHeath)

Up-river lockage times

Up River: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm, 9 pm

Heart of the Valley area locks

Lock Location Days/week, Hours/day Special times
Cedars, Little Chute, Combined Locks 3 days/week + holidays

Friday through Sunday & Holidays

 11 am – 11 pm

DePere & Little Kaukauna Locks

Lock Location  Days/week, Hours/day Special Times
DePere 7 days/week

Monday-Thursday 10am-10pm

Fri., Sat., Sun., & Holidays: 8 am – 12 Midnight

Little Kaukauna (aka Little Rapids)  

7 days/week

10 am – 10 pm

Monday through Sunday + Holidays

Kaukauna Locks, Rapide Croche operation planned 2018 season

USER FEES 

Daily Recreational Locks Transit Permits : covers the use of any or all locks for one day

        Non-Motorized $5.00, Less than 26 ft. $10.00, 26 ft. or greater $15.00

2-Day Recreational Locks Transit Permit: covers the use of any or all locks for two consecutive days

        Non-Motorized $8.00, Less than 26 ft. $15.00, 26 ft. or greater $25.00

Season Unlimited Recreational Transit Permit: covers the use of any or all locks

Non-Motorized$50.00, Less than 26 ft. $100.00, More than 26 ft. $150.00 (+ $20.00 2nd Boat)

        Multi-Vessel Season Unlimited Transit Permit: largest boat season fee +$20.00 2nd Boat

        Download Season passes here: Seasonal transit permit Multi-Vessel Seasonal transit permit

Single Use fees (tour vessels, commercial, paddle events, etc.)

        Tour Vessels $50.00 each lock (round trip) +$1.00 Each Passenger
        Commercial Vessels $80.00 each lock (each way—includes tug and barge)
        Scheduled Paddle Events $1.00 each person, requires a minimum of 100 participants

Special off-hour call in lockages

2016 Call-In Procedure and Call-In Fees

The following rates are for off-hours usage OR if you need to schedule locks passage at a specific time outside of normal operation, please call 920-202-1853 12 hours in advance. In addition to vessel lockage fee, an hourly fee is due before lockage begins. Owner is also required to call railroad with 12 hour notice to request rail bridge opening.

Lock Location

Operation Schedule

Hourly Lockage Fee

Little Chute, Combined Locks,
Cedars, Little Kaukauna
De Pere

Monday thru Friday

$15.00/hour – 2 hour min.

Saturday and Sunday

$22.50/hour – 2 hour min.

Holidays

$30.00/hour – 2 hour min.

Appleton Locks 1 – 4, Little Chute (all 3 locks)

Monday thru Friday

$25.00/hour – 2 hour min.

Saturday and Sunday

$37.50/hour – 2 hour min.

Holidays

$50.00/hour – 2 hour min.

Vessel Lockage Procedure

Download lockage procedures: 2017 Lock Procedures