Boating, canoeing and kayaking

Number of recreational watercraft per capita: One boat for every six residents. (Minnesota is ranked first in the nation.)

Canoeing routes: 4,529 miles

Number of managed state water trails: 35

Public lake accesses: Over 3,000

  • 755 are carry-in sites; 2,245 are trailer launch sites
  • 650 are located on 38 rivers; 2,350 are on 1,370 lakes

(Updated August 2022)

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