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Lake-Friendly Boating

As the largest lake in the Twin Cities and the 9th largest lake in the state, Lake Minnetonka is one of Minnesota’s greatest natural assets. Home to approximately 4,000 residential and commercial parcels and visited by many more lake enthusiasts, Lake Minnetonka depends on everyone to practice lake-friendly boating. The following guidance helps boaters and other recreationists to protect the environmental integrity, safety, and uniqueness of Lake Minnetonka.

Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species

Help stop the spread of AIS by taking proper precautions with all recreational equipment that comes in contact with Lake Minnetonka waters. If you have questions or notice any suspicious aquatic animals or vegetation, please contact the LMCD office.

Boating Safely and Respectfully

Being that Lake Minnetonka is one of the largest and busiest lakes in Minnesota, certain additional regulations are in place to protect residents and visitors. The summer rules brochure highlights instances where Lake Minnetonka regulations go beyond what is required by state law.

Preventing Pollution

Requirements for Residential Structures, Watercraft, and Storage

View more lake safety tips to promote a safe and fun boating experience.