Little Chute

Lock Dimensions

144.2 feet x 36.6 feet

Sill Depth – 6 feet

Lift – 13.6 feet

Mile – 26.4

Phone Number


Phone active only during hours of operation 

Open for river traffic in 2016, this lock welcomes you to the heart of Holland! Boaters can use public docks to access the the Island Park Trail connecting Doyle Park with Heesakker Park. Along the walk, you’ll find opportunities to see wildlife including deer and osprey which nest on elevated platforms. The historic lock house was once home to lock tenders who needed to be available night and day to move boats through the lock. The home is a 1.5 story, Colonial Revival style home restored to its condition in 1936.

A short walk up the hill on Grand Avenue takes you to the Little Chute Windmill, an authentic, fully functioning 1850s windmill from the Netherlands. The 100-foot tall structure was designed and built in the Netherlands, disassembled, shipped to Little Chute and reassembled. It is open for tours April-Labor Day. More information at .

In the shadow of the massive sails are coffee shops, taverns and supper clubs—all giving you a unique taste of Dutch heritage and Wisconsin hospitality!

The Lock itself is living history of the construction methods used in the lock system. You are able to see the evolution of building materials on display in this lock starting with stacked stone rubble, stacked stone, quarried stone, then wood timber liners and eventually reinforced concrete locks.

Please note that a lock’s phone (and voicemail) is only monitored during its operating hours.

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