Appleton Locks: Lock 3

Appleton Locks

Lock 3

Locks are open and will operate until 11:00PM on July 3rd and 4th

The approach to Lock 3 brings you under Lawe Street which links the homes and parks on the south bank, spans the area known locally as “the flats,” and connects to Lawrence University on the north bank. From this lock, you can see the steep banks leading up to residence halls and classrooms at Lawrence, and the historic homes that surround the campus area.   

Lock Dimensions

144 feet x 35 feet

Sill Depth – 6 feet

Lift – XX feet

GPS Coordinates


N 44.255063


W 88.395170

Appleton #3 Operating Hours

Open May 21 through September 5
Saturday & Sunday, Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day 10am-8pm


Locks are operated on the hour.

  • Appleton Lock 1 -Hours of Operations –  (Even Hours) -10:00, 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, 6:00.
  • Appleton Lock 4 -Hours of Operations –  (Odd Hours) – 11:00, 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00.

Fox River Navigational Charts:

Stroebe Island to Appleton Yacht Club

Appleton Yacht Club

Appleton Yacht Club to Lock #4

Appleton Lock #4 to 441 Bridge