What's New With the Locks?

Recent Board Meeting Minutes
June 24, 2014

Next Board Meeting Agenda
August 26, 2014

Favorite Links

Time lapse videos of the De Pere lock
with a Burl Ives soundtrack.

Locktender history via the Fox-Wisconsin
Heritage Parkway Project


foxloxlogo_small Fox River Navigational System Authority

In 2004, the Fox River Navigational System Authority (FRNSA) was created to oversee the management of the Fox River Locks. As specified in Chapter 237, Wisconsin Statutes, the Authority's primary mission is to repair, rehabilitate, operate and maintain the locks system. Additional information regarding FRNSA can be found behind the "Who We Are" link above.

August 22, 2014
The Menasha Lock Repairs Are Complete, the Lock is Operational

The replacement parts have been fitted to the Menasha Lock lower right gate and the lock is fully operational. Boaters may notice water spraying along the gate quoin. (masonry wall corner blocks) This is normal during the final adjustment process that will continue for the next week. Boaters may also notice a change in operations as alternate sides of the lock gates will now be used for lockages.

Lock schedule:
Friday, August 22, 2014: 6PM to 8PM.
Saturday August 23, 2014:12 noon to 12 midnight.
Sunday, August 24, 2014: regular schedule resumes (8AM to 12 Midnight)
Monday August 25 – October 5, 2014 regular schedule.



Wisconsin DNR Environmental Analysis
Rapide Croche Transfer Station

The WDNR must approve the proposed Rapide Croche boat transfer plans prior to construction. The DNR has prepared an environmental analysis to evaluate this proposal. Public comments on the environmental analysis will be accepted until September 15, 2014. There will also be a public meeting and hearing held at Liberty Hall, 800 Eisenhower Dr., Kimberly, WI 54136 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M on August 27, 2014. The environmental analysis and news release are available at the links below.

WDNR Environmental Analysis
August 15, 2014 News Release


2014 Season Locks Operation Schedule
Schedule and other documents are available behind the "Operating Schedule" link above.

calendar_icon_small  A Full Season of Boating Events!

2014 Lake Winnebago and Connecting Waterways Events Calendar
Dianne, from the Menasha Marina, puts together a very thorough calendar of events that focus on boating-related activities in the area. Thanks for sharing this Dianne!

Recent Media Coverage

100K Grant Awarded to Build Fox River Tourism Center
"Open for Season"

Locks System Restoration Leads to Staffing Changes
The Authority is in the final stage of the locks restoration which began in 2006.  The Kaukauna locks are scheduled to be finished by May of 2015 and the system, with the exception of the Rapide Croche Boat Transfer, will then begin full operation.  The organization is now in transition to accommodate the increased staffing and administration involved in an operating system.  Read more ...

Fox River Navigation System Authority-1008 Augustine Street
Kaukauna, WI 54130-1608 - Phone(920)759-9833