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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

Attention Kayakers: Rapide Croche lock remains closed
Many of the locks feature portages for kayaks or canoes and it is a great way to visit the locks and the Fox River. However, in recent years, ...Read more >>
Welcome to our new board chair!
The new chair of the Fox River Navigational System Authority is no stranger to the organization. We welcome back former board member Ron Van De Hey to serve ...Read more >>
Historic Photo Gallery
Enjoy some of the historic photos from our archives. If you can identify the location or the date for any of these photos, please send us an email ...Read more >>
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The 17-lock System on the Upper Fox River