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Public water access

• Protect your waters by following state aquatic invasive species laws.

• Open 24 hours a day unless posted.

• No launch fees, unless the access is located in a park requiring a vehicle admission permit.

• Available for both trailer and carry-in. 12-18 foot boats can be launched at most launch ramps; some can handle larger boats.

Contact the nearest DNR area office to check current conditions for specific accesses.

Aquatic invasive species best management practices for access providers.

New! Stormwater and Shoreline Best Management Practices for Public Water Accesses


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Note: If you see logjams or flood damage at public water accesses, campsites or rest areas, please report conditions.