Tag Archives: fox river locks

FAQs about an electric barrier at Menasha Lock

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 by

SITUATION/BACKGROUND In September of 2015, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) asked the Menasha lock be closed 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 barrier at the […]

Plans for Electric Barrier at Menasha released

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 by

(KAUKAUNA, Wis.) April 30, 2019—The Fox River Navigational System Authority (FRNSA) submitted a proposal to reopen the Menasha lock to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The plan calls for constructing an electric barrier and water velocity system at the Menasha lock to prevent the spread of invasive species into the Lake Winnebago watershed. […]

Lock system updates for the 4th of July weekends

Posted on Jun 28, 2018 by

Before planning your outings on the Fox River this holiday, please be advised of some access issues on the system. At Lock 3 in Appleton, the Lawe Street bridge is not fully operational. Depending on the water level, most fishing and ski boats have clearance under the bride as do pontoon boats with removeable canopies. […]

2018 Lock schedule announced

Posted on May 14, 2018 by

(KAUKAUNA, WIS.) May 14, 2018 – The 2018 navigation season on the Fox River opens on Friday, May 18 opening just over 25 miles of the river to boaters. Locks begin operations starting at 10 a.m. in DePere, 10 a.m. at the Little Kaukauna lock, and 11 a.m. in Appleton, Little Chute, Cedars, and Combined […]

Fox Locks hires new leadership

Posted on Nov 6, 2017 by

(Kaukauna, WI) Nov. 6, 2017–The board of directors of the Fox River Navigational System Authority (FRNSA) announces that Jeremy Cords is the new executive director of the organization. Cords will oversee all strategic and operational aspects of the historic Fox Locks system and work collaboratively with public and private community organizations to grow awareness and […]

Safety reminders for river navigation

Posted on Aug 21, 2017 by

Navigating the Fox River is not a simple as it looks. The current is swift in places and can be dangerous near the dams and spillways. Always remember to have personal flotation devices on board and wear them to ensure safety. Check at public boat landings for any local boating regulations and make sure you’re […]

Fox River Locks Open for Business May 5

Posted on May 5, 2017 by

(KAUKAUNA, WIS.) May 2, 2017 – The 2017 navigation season on the Fox River opens on Friday, May 5 opening just over 25 miles of the river to boaters. Locks begin operations starting at 8 a.m. in DePere, 10 a.m. at the Little Kaukauna lock, and 11 a.m. in Appleton, Little Chute, Cedars, and Combined […]

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 […]

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.