Boating

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Minnesota's waterways are an exciting destination for boaters. Whether you want to paddle your canoe down a lazy stream, guide your kayak through a raging torrent, pull the kids on an inner tube behind your boat on an inland lake, or even troll for Coho salmon on the mighty Lake Superior, you can do it all in Minnesota.

To see information on a specific access,  go to Lake Finder, search for a waterbody and choose the water access link from the left hand menu. The dock details section will show if the dock has been installed.

Boaters can help by inspecting ramp conditions before launching their watercraft to ensure there are no hazardous conditions present. If a boat ramp is not yet ready for use, boaters can locate alternate access sites by visiting mndnr.gov/wateraccess.

New DWI law went into effect Aug. 1, 2019. People convicted of DWI will be prohibited from operating any motor vehicle, including ATVs, motorboats and snowmobiles. Visit the Office of the Revisor of Statutes page to learn more.

Learn about local water restrictions

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Public water access is closer than you might think!

Launch your craft for a great day on the water.
Find a public water access »

clean in. Clean out.

Clean in. Clean out.

Clean your watercraft, drain all water, dispose of unused bait.
Learn what you need to do. »