The official summer season is over and to mark the end of a busy season, we held a year-end celebration. In attendance—the people who keep the locks functioning and who literally open the gates for you. These are unique jobs that are rooted in the state’s history. When barges and paddle boats used the river […]
June 30th, 2022 UPDATE: The Appleton, Cedars, Little Chute and Combined locks will be open this weekend and will operate until 11:00PM on July 3rd and 4th! Little Rapids and De Pere will be open until midnight on July 4th! Original Post June 15th Attention boaters–all four Appleton locks are closed to boat traffic as of […]
Did you know that it takes about an hour to regenerate the water in the Appleton navigation canals after the locks are opened? That’s why we have what might seem to be an unusual operational schedule for Appleton lock 1 (near the Yacht Club) and Appleton lock 4 (near River Heath). Appleton lock 1 operates […]
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 […]
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 […]
06/15/2018: Unfortunately the Lawe St Bridge is down for repairs in Appleton. The Appleton Locks will still be operational but taller boats will not be able to Navigate under the Lawe St Bridge. Stay tuned for further updates.