DNR mobile web pages

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LakeFinder

mndnr.gov/mobile/lakefinder

Take the MN DNR's lake information on the go with the LakeFinder mobile website. The LakeFinder contains data for more than 4,500 lakes and rivers throughout Minnesota and this mobile application allows you to get the information on demand with an internet connection. Get lake surveys, depth maps, vegetation reports, water data, and fishing regulations in the palm of your hand.

Available for most browsers - optimized for mobile use.

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Recreation Compass

mndnr.gov/mobile/compass

Use the Rec Compass app to find information about state and federal recreation facilities in Minnesota.

The Recreation Compass map employs different layers such as lakes, forests, parks, and trails. Search by name or by map. We've added a map overlay so that you can easily find hunting permit boundaries.

Available for most browsers - optimized for mobile use.

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Fishing and Hunting License Sales

mndnr.gov/buyalicense

Hunting and fishing customers can now purchase some hunting and fishing license types on their mobile devices. Any license that requires a site tag such as deer or turkey is not available for mobile purchase.

Once a customer purchases and receives mobile license information by text, email or both, he or she must be able to provide the email or text information to an enforcement officer upon request as proof of a valid license.

Mobile device users will automatically be identified when visiting the DNR website at mndnr.gov/buyalicense and selecting the "Purchase" button at the bottom of the page.

Available for most browsers - optimized for mobile use.

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GeoPDF Maps

mndnr.gov/mobile/geopdf

Don't get lost in the woods, navigate large remote areas using DNR GeoPDFs on your mobile device. Display your current location like Google Maps, but you don't have to be connected to the internet or have cell service while using the maps.

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Fall Colors

mndnr.gov/mobile/fall_colors

Take fall color updates on the road with you! Catch the colors as they peak - here you can find fall color reports provided by staff at Minnesota state parks and recreation areas from across the state. Updates include percent of color change, integrated with Google maps. Click on a park's name to learn where to go and what you'll see. Also find out what events are taking place at the park. Fall colors details are updated by noon every Thursday.

Colors typically peak between mid-September and early October in the northern third of Minnesota, between late September and early October in the central third, and between late September and mid-October in the southern third (which includes the Twin Cities).

Available for most iPhone and Android phones.

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MN Water Access using Layar

m.layar.com/open/mnpublicboataccesses

Finding a lake in Minnesota is easy – finding the water access on that lake is another story. Before you even hook up the boat, download this free location-based search app to your phone. Open Layar, turn on the "MN Water Accesses" layer and point your phone at the lake. It’ll help you locate a place to launch your craft for a great day on the water. Most of the public state managed access sites, as well as many of the private access sites, are available.

Layar is a third party application that accesses DNR data. Available for most iPhone and Android phones.

 

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After downloading and installing Layar in your phone, open the app menu, tap Geo Layers, and and search for "water access" or "mndnr".


GPS Maps

 

 

GPSSnowmobile Trails

mndnr.gov/snowmobiling/gps.html

Know your exact location and where the trail will take you! Garmin GPS users can now download a background map containing Minnesota Snowmobile Trails, including state trails, trails within state parks, state forests and other state owned lands, as well as snowmobile trails funded through the Grant-In-Aid Snowmobile system.

Available in Garmin IMG format.

WIA Data

GPSmndnr.gov/walkin/gps

The Walk-In Access (WIA) program provides public hunting opportunities on private lands. Find a WIA site.

Available in KMZ (Garmin) and GPX formats.

WMA Data

mndnr.gov/wmas/gps

GPSHave you ever wondered where the parking lot was at a Wildlife Management Area? Now you can take the parking lot and WMA boundary information with you in Garmin format. Download the data for all state WMA’s to your GPS and always know where the public land is.

Available in Garmin IMG format.

Ruffed Grouse Management Areas (RGMAs)

mndnr.gov/rgma/gps

GPSRGMAs are a great destination for the hunter looking to experience grouse and woodcock hunting. RGMAs are located in areas that have good potential for producing grouse and woodcock and are managed to promote suitable habitat conditions for these species.

Available in KMZ (Garmin) and GPX formats.