2019 Lock Fees & Operations

Lock Operation: May 17, 2019 – Sept. 15, 2019

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Menasha Lock will remain closed in accordance with DNR rule 40. For more information, please visit this link. 

Lock schedules have changed from past years and individual locks will have specific operational dates. Please check the schedule carefully. Download full lock schedule here: 2019 lock operations schedule

Appleton Area Locks

Lock location

Days/Week, Hours/day


Menasha lock will be closed until further notice.

Appleton Locks 1, 2, 3, 4

Open May 17, 2019 through Sept. 15, 2019
Friday, Saturday & Sunday (including holidays) 11 am- 9pm
Locks are operated on the hour.

Heart of the Valley area locks

Lock Location Days/week, Hours/day
Cedars, Little Chute Lock 2, Combined Locks Open May 25, 2019 through Sept 3, 2019
Saturday & Sunday (including holidays) 11 am- 9pm
Kaukauna Locks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Closed until further notice

DePere & Little Kaukauna Locks

Lock Location Days/week, Hours/day
Rapide Croche Lock is closed as a barrier to invasive species
Little Kaukauna Lock (aka Little Rapids Lock) Open May 17, 2019 through Sept. 15, 2019
Open daily 10 am- 10 pm
Open until 12 am (midnight) Fourth of July
DePere Lock Open May 17, 2019 through Sept. 15, 2019
Open Monday – Thursday 10 am- 10 pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Fourth of July 10 am- midnight

2019 Fox Locks Fee Schedule

Day Pass $10 Recreational

Season Pass – $100

“Motorboat” means any boat equipped with propulsion machinery, whether or not the machinery is the principal source of propulsion, a boat propelled usually by an internal combustion engine.. The term includes but is not listed to powerboat, speedboat, fishing boat, or cabin cruiser.  (for further information on  motorboats, please visit this link)

“Non-Motorized Boat” means a boat which is not propelled by machinery but is designed and constructed to be used for transportation of a person or persons on water. This term includes but is not limited to canoe, sailboat, kayak, inflatable boat, row boat or dingy(for further information on non-motorized boats, please visit this link.)

Commercial Vessels $80 per lockage

“Commercial motorboat” means a motorboat while it is being operated to transport property or passengers for hire or while it is being used by its operator or owner to earn a livelihood or to gain a profit or both. This term includes construction barges. For more information, please visit this link.

Tour boat $80 pre trip, down and back
“Tour Boat” means a motorboat transporting passengers to gain profit.

Scheduled Paddle Events
$1.00 each with a minimum of 25 participants per lockage
“Scheduled Paddle Events” are publicly advertised at least one month prior to the event in local newspapers and other media outlets

Special Lockages after hours and off season. These events require 24 hour notice by calling our office. To schedule a special lockage, please contact Jim Van Boxtel, locks manager at 920-202-1853 (m).

Vessel Lockage Procedure