Appleton Locks: Lock 2

Appleton Locks

Lock 2

From this lock, boaters can travel from water to exciting Downtown Appleton. A boat tie up dock is available between lock 1 & 2 behind the Edison Building. From here, it’s a short walk to Trolley Square and Pullman’s restaurant: walk the other direction and a range of micro brews and mouth-watering cuisine is available at the Stone Cellar Brew Pub. Pedestrians have access to Olde Oneida Street where you can ride the downtown trolley from June 4-Sept. 26 and go anywhere in Downtown Appleton. One of the most vibrant downtowns in Wisconsin, this mile-long stretch of College Avenue starts at Lawrence University and ends up at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. In between: restaurants, taverns, museums, festivals, hotels and so much more! For full downtown information and activity guides, please visit .

Lock Dimensions

144 feet x 35 feet

Sill Depth – 6 feet

Lift – XX feet

GPS Coordinates


N 44.254386


W 88.400985

Appleton #2 Operating Hour

Locks are usually open weekends Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Please check this page and our Facebook page for updates on the 2023 navigation season. 

Fox River Navigational Charts:

Stroebe Island to Appleton Yacht Club

Appleton Yacht Club

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Appleton Lock #4 to 441 Bridge