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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 […]

Fox Locks open for FREE fall colors weekend

Posted on Sep 22, 2020 by

Boaters can take advantage of free lockage on the weekend of October 10 and 11 from 10 am- 6 pm to view the fall colors from the Fox River. Locks will be open from Wrightstown through DePere to the Bay of Green Bay, and on the south leg of the system from Kaukauna through the […]

Barge travels through Appleton locks

Posted on Sep 16, 2020 by

It’s not every day you see a giant barge slip through the locks, but September 15 was that day. Occasionally, Radtke Contractors asks for a special lockage to transport their equipment via barge. The locks are just large enough to accommodate this barge and you can see the tight fit in this video:

Visitor Center plans cancelled; round goby research continues

Posted on Aug 27, 2020 by

This is an update on action taken at the board of directors’ recent meeting. The board of directors of the Fox River Navigational System Authority (FRNSA) voted to stop the development of a visitor center slated for construction at lock three located near Appleton’s Lawe Street. Plans had called for developing an interpretive center chronicling […]

Construction starts on pedestrian trail near Little Chute lock

Posted on Aug 20, 2020 by

We welcome an exciting new project to the Little Chute neighborhood! The Village of Little Chute and City of Kaukauna broke ground and celebrated a new project to build a walking trail/bridge connecting the two communities this week. The trail is anchored right next to the lock at Heesaker Park in Little Chute.  The trail is […]

Fox River Locks usage increases in June 2020

Posted on Jul 28, 2020 by

Boat traffic through the lock system on the lower Fox River is up over past years, an indication that regional residents are choosing recreational activities closer to home during this time of pandemic. In June of 2020, a total of 1,250 motorized and non-motorized crafts passed through the lock system carrying 5,055 passengers. This is […]