Public water accesses are open 24 hours a day unless posted otherwise. They are available for both trailer and carry-in. 12-18 foot boats can be launched at most launch ramps; some can handle larger boats. There are no launch fees, unless the access is located within a park requiring a vehicle permit.
Low water levels are making it harder to launch and load boats at many public accesses. Use extra caution - look for obstructions, and watch for holes created by power loading. Use smaller watercraft or go to a different launch ramp if the water is too shallow.
Clean in. Clean out.
Clean your watercraft, drain all water, dispose of unused bait.
Contact the nearest DNR area office to check current conditions for specific accesses.
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