Fox River Navigation System Authority

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What is the Fox River Navigational System Authority?

From the website of the Authority:

The Fox River Navigational System Authority was created to oversee the management of the Fox Locks following the transfer of the system from the Corps of Engineers to the State of Wisconsin in 2004. As specified in Chapter 237, Wisconsin Statutes, the Authority's primary mission is to repair, rehabilitate, operate and maintain the locks system. (Download Chapter 237) To meet this responsibility the Authority has developed a plan to manage monies received through local fund-raising, and from the federal and state government’s match funds, to ensure that sufficient funds are available for long term maintenance of the system.

See the official Fox River Navigational System Authority for more about the Fox River system of locks.


Appleton Lock 4 Historic District (Outagamie County, Wisconsin)
Appleton Locks 1--3 Historic District (Outagamie County, Wisconsin)
Cedars Lock and Dam Historic District (Outagamie County, Wisconsin)
One of 17 locks on the Lower Fox River
De Pere Lock and Dam Historic District (Brown County, Wisconsin)
Original lock built 1836; Modern lock built 1936
Kaukauna Locks Historic District (Outagamie County, Wisconsin)
Series of 5 locks that provide over fifty feet of lift on the Fox River
Little Chute Locks and Canal Historic District (Outagamie County, Wisconsin)
One of 17 locks on the Lower Fox and a Control Lock to regulate the navigation channel
Little Kaukauna Lock and Dam Historic District (Brown County, Wisconsin)
Originally opened for navigation in 1856, this is one of 17 locks on the Lower Fox River
Menasha Lock (Winnebago County, Wisconsin)
First of the Lower Fox River Locks leading to Green Bay
Rapide Croche Lock and Dam Historic District (Outagamie County, Wisconsin)
Eighth lock and dam upriver from Green Bay