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About us

The only fully restored, hand operated lock system in the nation!

We have preserved the heritage of one of the nation’s most unique transportation systems—the Fox River lock system. Of the 17 locks, 16 have been restored to full working order and are a recreational, historic, and economic asset to northeast Wisconsin. Today’s visitors can see living history in action and use the lock system to access the beautiful Fox River. This website will keep you updated on locks operations hours and information you need to enjoy the only fully restored, hand-operated lock system in the United States! To download information on the lock system, save these documents:
Fox Locks brochure
Lock System map

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Latest News

Fox Locks open for FREE fall colors weekend
Boaters can take advantage of free lockage on the weekend of October 10 and 11 from 10 am- 6 pm to view the fall colors from the Fox ...Read more >>
Barge travels through Appleton locks
It's not every day you see a giant barge slip through the locks, but September 15 was that day. Occasionally, Radtke Contractors asks for a special lockage to ...Read more >>
Construction starts on pedestrian trail near Little Chute lock
FRNSA board member Jean Romback-Bartels speaks at groundbreaking for Fox River Trail We welcome an exciting new project to the Little Chute neighborhood! The Village of Little Chute ...Read more >>
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The 17-lock System on the Upper Fox River