Operation Dry Water is July 3 - 5 2020. Boat sober. Listen to this PSA from Alex Otte.
Guidelines from Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office on boating while social distancing.
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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 »
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|
Nov 18, 2019
|DNR advises people to stay off the ice|