ATTENTION BOATERS: The Little Chute lock is closed, today, Sun., Aug. 25. There is a jam in the workings of the lock and we have to drain the lock chamber to fix it. We anticipate this will be fixed before the Labor Day holiday. Thanks for your patience.
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The Little Chute lock is open for regular boat traffic this weekend, July 27. Repairs are finished and the lock is ready for boating traffic! If you have any questions, please use the contact form on our website.
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 repair the giant gates. Since there’s really no hardware store for lock gates originally designed in the early 1900s, the work is highly customized and takes a […]
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. Because the fireworks are on the 3rd (and not the 4th) all Appleton locks will be open from 6pm until Midnight. Special extended hours to watch the […]
(KAUKAUNA, Wis.) April 30, 2019—The Fox River Navigational System Authority (FRNSA) submitted a proposal to reopen the Menasha lock to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The plan calls for constructing an electric barrier and water velocity system at the Menasha lock to prevent the spread of invasive species into the Lake Winnebago watershed. […]
Just announced, the Fox River Navigational System Authority (FRNSA) is seeking qualified applicants for the newly created position of Operations Director. This integral position will have wide-ranging responsibilities and be central to the operations and expansion of the lock system. The attached job description explains the position and applications are being accepted through Sept. 10, […]
We’ve had a few inquiries about water in locks that are closed for the summer, specifically in Kaukauna. Due to the lack of water flow in the shuttered locks, there’s a build-up of debris and algae in the lock channel. To mitigate that, we will be flushing the closed locks a few times a month […]
Before planning your outings on the Fox River this holiday, please be advised of some access issues on the system. At Lock 3 in Appleton, the Lawe Street bridge is not fully operational. Depending on the water level, most fishing and ski boats have clearance under the bride as do pontoon boats with removeable canopies. […]
06/15/2018: Unfortunately the Lawe St Bridge is down for repairs in Appleton. The Appleton Locks will still be operational but taller boats will not be able to Navigate under the Lawe St Bridge. Stay tuned for further updates.
5.28.18: Please be advised the Village of Little Chute is continuing to have issues with the bridge over the Little Chute Lock and it is currently inoperable. However, most boats can pass under the bridge safely, depending on the height of the water. We will continue to staff this lock for those boats that are […]