Boat & Water Safety
The Boat & Water Safety program:
- provides the public with safety information and education programs, and coordinates the efforts of other safety agencies and groups throughout the state.
- collects and interprets statistical data on boat and water accidents and boating in general. Minnesota has the highest per capita boat registration figure in the country.
- handles the free mandatory boating and safety education program for 12 through 17-year-olds; water surface use management; informational programs on boat and water safety; and in-service training programs for safety and enforcement personnel. Order the MN DNR's Boating Safety course free home-study packet or take the Boat Minnesota course online with a one-time fee of $20 to take the final exam.
Minnesota Boating Guide
St. Croix Bridge Construction
Slow-No-Wake zone around the St. Croix Crossing bridge project. (MNDOT PDF)