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 on even hours and Appleton lock 4 operates on odd numbered hours. If we didn’t give the navigational channels time to recycle, boaters will scrape their crafts on the bottom of the canal. For a full list of our scheduled hours, please visit this link.
So please be patient while nature takes its course as you travel through the four Appleton locks.