Author Archives: Fox Locks

Meet our board members: John Vette

Posted on Nov 3, 2022 by

The Fox Locks are run by a volunteer board of directors comprised of community leaders and representatives from state agencies. There are two members each from Brown, Outagamie and Winnebago Counties and designees of the Secretaries of the Departments of Natural Resources, Transportation, and the Director of the State Historical Society. We had the opportunity […]

THANK YOU for cruising with us!

Posted on Oct 6, 2022 by

Sending out a huge thank you to everyone who went through the locks this season! The Fall Colors Weekend on October 1 & 2 was a big success and it was great to see all of you. Also, a big shout out to our lock tenders–they make sure you continue to have access to this […]

Plan today for a busy final weekend on the locks!

Posted on Sep 12, 2022 by

The weekend of October 1&2 will be our final events for the 2022 season and we are hoping for great weather! Back by popular demand, our FREE Fall Colors Weekend will again give you the best option for viewing the colors of the season from the Fox River. No locks fees needed, just bring your […]

Meet our board: Jean Romback-Bartels

Posted on Sep 8, 2022 by

The Fox Locks are run by a volunteer board of directors comprised of community leaders and representatives from state agencies. There are two members each from Brown, Outagamie and Winnebago Counties and designees of the Secretaries of the Departments of Natural Resources, Transportation, and the Director of the State Historical Society. We had the opportunity […]

Fox Locks team celebrates end of season!

Posted on Sep 8, 2022 by

The official summer season is over and to mark the end of a busy season, we held a year-end celebration. In attendance—the people who keep the locks functioning and who literally open the gates for you. These are unique jobs that are rooted in the state’s history. When barges and paddle boats used the river […]

Kaukauna Locks Trail opens to public

Posted on Aug 17, 2022 by

Years of hard work and extreme generosity from funders made the Kaukauna Locks Trail a reality today! Representatives from the Fox Locks board of directors, community leaders, elected officials, and regional attractions gathered in Kaukauna today to dedicate and cut the ribbon on the new trail. The 1.3-mile recreational trail runs adjacent to the five […]

50% off Season Passes!

Posted on Aug 9, 2022 by

Just announced: purchase a season pass for the remainder of the navigation year and it’s half off! Our season ends Sept. 5 at most upriver locks, but extends until Sept. 25 for DePere and Little Kaukauna locks. Your season pass covers any and all locks as often as you wish to cruise. And remember there’s […]

UPDATE: Appleton locks closure, Little Chute repairs

Posted on Jun 15, 2022 by

June 30th, 2022 UPDATE: The Appleton, Cedars, Little Chute and Combined locks will be open this weekend and will operate until 11:00PM on July 3rd and 4th! Little Rapids and De Pere will be open until midnight on July 4th! Original Post June 15th Attention boaters–all four Appleton locks are closed to boat traffic as of […]