Tag Archives: fox locks

Fox River Locks conducting maintenance on DePere lock

Posted on Mar 30, 2017 by

If you’ve ever wanted to see a lock without any water in it, this is your chance. Maintenance work on the DePere lock on the Fox River will be completed by early May including repair of the lock gates, valves and operating machinery. Construction equipment has been in place over winter at the lock in […]

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 […]

Be a Locktender for a Day!

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 by

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! Get your hands on a piece of history (literally) by being a Locktender for a Day! Register to win a chance to operate one of the only hand-operated lock systems in the country, right here in the Fox Valley. You’ll be stationed at Appleton’s Lock #3 near Downtown Appleton and the […]

UPDATE: Little Chute lock operations delayed

Posted on May 9, 2016 by

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Opening of the Little Chute lock is slightly delayed due to canal maintenance and final operational details with the bridge. We will have this lock open as soon as possible. For the most updated information, please follow our Facebook page at this link. 

Ready? Set? BOAT!

Posted on May 4, 2016 by

Friday, May 6 is opening day for the 2016 season! We hope to see you going through the locks this weekend and to help you, please visit our most updated schedule on our new website. Ten of the 17 locks on the Fox River lock system begin 2016 operation on at 8 a.m. The DePere lock begins […]

ROUND GOBY WATCH

Posted on Jan 11, 2016 by

Attention all fishermen: We need your help to monitor the spread of the invasive round goby in Lake Winnebago and the Fox River system. The  Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is urging anglers to report the incidental catch of round gobies in the lower Fox River above the Rapide Croche Dam, in Little Lake Butte des Morts and […]

Menasha Lock Site Public Visioning Workshop

Posted on Jan 10, 2016 by

Jan. 15, 2016 Menasha Lock Site Public Visioning Workshop Sat., January 23, 2016 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon Menasha Public Library Lower Level “Company E” Room 440 1st St, Menasha, WI MEDIA IS WELCOME (KAUKAUNA, WIS.) Jan. 15, 2016 – The public is invited to a visioning workshop that will cover topics associated with planning […]

Lock tender houses restored for public use

Posted on Nov 13, 2015 by

Ten of the lock sites within the Fox River system include dwellings that originally served as homes for the lock master and his family. Several projects are underway to restore these homes and are highlighted below The Little Chute Lock Keeper House Thanks to volunteers from The Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway, you can step back into the […]

Locktender’s Lament: history in song

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 by

There are hundreds of historical photos of the Fox River Locks, but only one bit of arcane history in song. “The Locktender’s Lament” has a muddy history, but some records indicate the song had its origins in World War II. It is a bit of lampoon on an English girl who follows an American sailor across the […]