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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

Little Chute lock to close temporarily
The Little Chute lock will be closed from Tuesday July 16 to Tuesday July 23. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but the repairs are needed to stabilize and ...Read more >>
4th of July lock status: open late on the 3rd
IMPORTANT UPDATES: If you're planning to watch the Appleton fireworks from the water, you can have a great view of the displays at Memorial Park ON JULY 3. ...Read more >>
UPDATE: Lock closures
IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Little Chute locks will close the weekend of June 22 & 23 for maintenance. This is the lock at Mill Street in Little Chute. The ...Read more >>
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The 17-lock System on the Upper Fox River