Lake Minnetonka Conservation District

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COVID-19 Outdoor Recreation Updates- December 16, 2020

On December 16, 2020, Governor Walz extended and modified Executive Order 20-99. Indoor social activity is limited to gatherings of a maximum of 10 people with no more than two households. Outdoor social gatherings are limited to Read More

Posted on: December 24th, 2020

Save the Lake Fall Fund Drive

Couple sitting on dock by lake


Summer has come and gone in the blink of an eye. After
an incredibly busy season on the water, we really Read More

Posted on: November 19th, 2020

Seasonal Removal of Solar Lights & Buoys

The solar lights have been removed from channel buoys for winter storage and maintenance. Navigation and hazard buoys will be removed between October 15th and November 15th by Hennepin County. If you are boating, take extra care Read More

Posted on: October 15th, 2020

The Narrows Bridge & Channel Construction Update (9/16/20)

The Narrows Bridge has been reopened to vehicle traffic. However, some construction crews will continue working at the site through the end of September.

Starting Monday morning, September 21, crews are expected to Read More

Posted on: September 16th, 2020

Cruises on Lake Minnetonka

Interested in taking a cruise on Lake Minnetonka? See our list of licensed charter boats and their ports of call HERE. Choosing a licensed charter boat can give you peace of mind that maintenance and safe Read More

Posted on: September 5th, 2020

Goosebumps, Hair Growth, & Wound Healing?

Woman with goosebumps overlooking a mountain range

When you get out of the lake, do you get goosebumps from being cold? For animals with thick fur, Read More

Posted on: August 22nd, 2020

Feedback Sought Regarding De-icing/Aeration Regulations

Lake Minnetonka is a great recreational resource in winter for fishing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and other types of activities.  LMCD regulations balance the importance of protecting people who recreate on the lake with the requests to protect dock structures using de-icing/aeration systems. Read More

Posted on: July 26th, 2020

Harvesting Program Suspended for 2020

Vegetation on rake

The LMCD harvesting program is suspended for three years (2019-2021) to further review impact and options for lake-wide vegetation and AIS Management. Read More

Posted on: July 24th, 2020

Preventing Boat Fires

Boat Fire
Photo: BoatUS Foundation

Boat fires can result in injuries or deaths of people and their pets, as well as be financially costly. Boaters can Read More

Posted on: July 24th, 2020

Volunteer for Starry Trek 2020 – Register by Thursday, August 6

Starry Trek 2020 on Saturday, August 15, 2020. More information at

Volunteers from across Minnesota are wanted on Saturday, August 15, 2020 to participate Read More

Posted on: July 24th, 2020