Lock Use and Boat Traffic

Lock usage statistics for 2018

Final lock usage statistics for the entire 2018 season. The data displayed is recorded by lock tenders as boats travel through the locks

2018 2017
LOCK Lockages Craft Passengers Canoe/kayak Lockages Craft Passengers Canoe/kayak
DePere 1,514 2,251 11,039 0 1,514 2,326 11,673 2
Little Kaukauna 982 1,286 5,321 0 1,022 1,300 5,346 0
Menasha* 2 4 6 0 0 0 0 0
Appleton 1-4 569 167 668 132 516 147 883 272
Cedars 136 155 1,069 0 155 151 557 18
Combined Locks 82 64 262 0 80 58 225 10
Little Chute 70 70 287 0 66 62 242 12
Totals 3,326 3,989 18,601 132 3,355 4,048 18,832 314
*Menasha lock remains closed at the request of the DNR due to finding round gobies in the Fox River. Lockages reflect commercial vessels using the lock under controlled conditions.

Final lock usage statistics for the entire 2017 season. The data displayed is recorded by lock tenders as boats travel through the locks.

2017 2016
LOCK Lockages Craft Passengers Canoe/kayak Lockages Craft Passengers Canoe/kayak
DePere 1,514 2,326 11,673 2 1,540 2,519 11,238 129
Little Kaukauna 1,022 1,300 5,346 0 1,087 1,453 6,186 0
Menasha* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Appleton 1-4 516 147 883 272 332 124 449 38
Cedars 155 151 557 18 110 122 464 0
Combined Locks 80 58 225 10 NA NA NA NA
Little Chute 66 62 242 12 NA NA NA NA
Totals 3,355 4,048 18,832 314 3,069 4,218 18,337 167
*Menasha lock remains closed at the request of the DNR due to finding round gobies in the Fox River. In 2015, the Menasha lock was closed 9.3 at the request of the DNR.

Final lock usage statistics for the entire 2016 season. The data displayed is recorded by lock tenders as boats travel through the locks.

2016 2015
LOCK Lockages Craft Passengers Canoe/kayak Lockages Craft Passengers Canoe/kayak
DePere 1,540 2,519 11,238 129 1,344 2,098 8,564 12
Little Kaukauna 1,087 1,453 6,186 0 755 1,144 4,865 8
Menasha* 0 0 0 0 1,268 1,897 6,999 90
Appleton 1-4 332 124 449 38 387 188 724 171
Cedars 110 122 464 0 89 122 485 0
Totals 3,069 4,218 18,337 167 3,843 5,449 21,457 281
*Menasha lock remains closed at the request of the DNR due to finding round gobies in the Fox River. In 2015, the Menasha lock was closed 9.3 at the request of the DNR.

Lock usage statistics for 2015

2015 Totals 
Lock Lockages Craft Passengers Canoe/Kayak
Menasha 1,268 1,897 6,999 90
De Pere 1,344 2,098 8,564 12
Little Rapids 755 1,144 4,685 8
Appleton #1-4  183 371 959 171
Cedars 89 122 485 0
Totals 3,693 5,632 21,692 281

Menasha Lock was closed for WDNR round goby study September 3- October 4 and
closed for repairs June 28 – July 2 & July 5 – August 23