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Managing the Locks more than a decade! 2004-2016

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

2018 Lock schedule announced
(KAUKAUNA, WIS.) May 14, 2018 – The 2018 navigation season on the Fox River opens on Friday, May 18 opening just over 25 miles of the river to ...Read more >>
Summer jobs open: be a Locktender!
Join our team be part of the living history of the Fox River Locks! We are seeking qualified individuals to work as locktenders for the 2018 summer season. ...Read more >>
Fox Locks economic impact study released
The full Economic Impact Study is available to download at this link. (Kaukauna, WI) Oct. 27, 2017--According to an economic impact study, the Fox River Lock System could ...Read more >>
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The 17-lock System on the Upper Fox River