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The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) owns 62.1 acres of land adjacent to the Fox River and former lock site south of the city. Facilities include two boat launches with parking (one above and one below the dam), a handicapped accessible fishing pier, a restroom facility, lock remnants, the former lock tender's house, and a gauging station.

Plans are underway to restore the old lock tender's house.

The DNR is currently giving consideration to establishing a Fox River Heritage State Parkway, which would utilize abandoned lock sites and other former Corps of Engineers holdings along the river between Portage and Green Bay. Should these plans come to fruition, this site could be an important interpretive and informational stop on the river.