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Boat safe and sober
Alcohol is involved in about 30 percent of fatal boat accidents in Minnesota. Drunk boating is drunk driving — designate a sober ride on the water and on the road.
Boat and water safety education courses
Closures and restrictions
Local and state lake and river restrictions
The Minnesota Lake and River Use Restriction Summary provides a listing of local government ordinances that, in addition to Minnesota Statutes and Rules, have been enacted to govern water surface use for bodies of water in Minnesota.
Local water and river restrictions (March 2018) »
St. Croix high water No Wake restrictions »
Mississippi River at Upper St. Anthony Falls permanently closed »
Nov 23, 2020
|Take caution around open water, newly formed ice|
Jul 01, 2020
|Make safe boating the hallmark of July 4th fun|
May 21, 2020
|Enjoy Memorial Day weekend in the outdoors, but play it safe|
Apr 21, 2020
|DNR: Be safe, practice social distancing on the water|
Apr 02, 2020
|Safety is paramount around late ice and open water|