Author Archives: Fox Locks

UPDATE: Appleton locks closure, Little Chute repairs

Posted on Jun 15, 2022 by

Attention boaters–all four Appleton locks are closed to boat traffic as of 6.12.22. Repairs are needed to lock 3 to replace rotted boards on the giant lock gates. Our team is hard at work to get this done as quickly as possible and we hope to re-open by the weekend of the 4th of July. […]

Lock Tender’s Little Helpers

Posted on Oct 8, 2021 by

This memory was written by Jane Bouressa Smits, a long-time supporter of the locks and we thank her for sharing it! It is 1960. The bell rings! A boat is coming! Soon lock tender Jack Willey drives down the gravel path behind my house to the Little Chute lock. He is a mentor to my […]

FREE fall colors weekend!

Posted on Sep 28, 2021 by

Calling all leaf peepers: there is no better way to see the changing colors than from the Fox River. So this weekend, October 2 & 3, we are opening the locks FREE for all boaters! If you’re not a boater, stop down at the locks and chat with one of our great lock tenders (HINT: […]

Summer Splash Sale: 50% off season passes

Posted on Jul 23, 2021 by

BOATERS: SEASON PASSES ARE 50% OFF NOW THROUGH JULY 31 Get more locks for the money as we cut the cost of a season pass in half for the second half of summer. Now through July 31, purchase a season pass through the locks for just $50. This allows you to use any and all […]

KAUKAUNA LOCKS OPEN THIS WEEKEND!

Posted on Jul 13, 2021 by

NEW TRAIL DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCED The Fox Locks system and the City of Kaukauna will officially open the five locks on the Fox River in a today, July 13 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The ceremony will take place at Kaukauna lock 1, located at 701 Canal St., Kaukauna. Repairs to the Veterans Memorial Lift […]

OPENING DAY 2021!

Posted on May 11, 2021 by

The countdown for opening day is on! We are excited to open another successful season on the Fox Locks and have a few updates for you before you plan your locks cruise! Kaukauna locks update: The five locks through Kaukauna are scheduled to open in July. We don’t have a firm date at this time […]

Update on Menasha lock status

Posted on Mar 2, 2021 by

Our goal is to reopen the Menasha Lock, but not without a solution that prevents the invasive round goby from entering the waters of Lake Winnebago. To that end, we have been working with a firm to study the effects of an electronic barrier and water velocity on deterring the fish from entering the lock […]