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On April 21, 2000 the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources approved the Lake Use Restrictions for Detroit Lake:

Slow - no wake speed in the following areas of Detroit Lake:

  • City Beach Zone
  • Long Bridge Zone
  • Pelican River Outlet Zone
  • Designated channel between Big Detroit and Little Detroit Lake

Observe markings to avoid a citation.

Happiness is a Boat


Minnesota's Boat & Water Safety Program provides the public with safety information and education programs, and coordinates the efforts of other safety agencies and groups throughout the state.

Whoever unlawfully deposits garbage, rubbish, cigarette filters, debris from fireworks, offal, or the body of a dead animal, or other litter in or upon any public highway, public waters or the ice thereon, shoreland areas adjacent to rivers or streams as defined by section 103F.205, public lands, or, without the consent of the owner, private lands or water or ice thereon, is guilty of a petty misdemeanor.

BECKER COUNTY BOAT & WATER SAFETY PROGRAM :: One of the responsibilities of the Sheriff’s Office is Boat and Water Safety. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office has a Boat and Water Division where deputies are assigned to patrolling the many lakes of Becker County. Lake enthusiasts will see Sheriff’s boats and deputies on our lakes throughout the boating and fishing season from early May into September. Some of the observations the Boat and Water deputies will be looking for is unsafe or reckless boating behavior, proper registration of watercraft, and proper boating safety equipment. Our main goal is to promote responsible and safe boating so your boating experience in Becker County is more enjoyable! If you observe unsafe boating practices or other activity that needs to be addressed, please contact the Becker County Sheriff’s Office at 218-847-2661. Sheriff Todd Glander

2017 Minnesota Boating Guide

Click Here :: Becker County Sheriff Department Boat and Water Safety Program

STATE of MINNESOTA Annual Watercraft and Water Accident Report (1945 to Current)

CLICK HERE for the Minnesota Boating Guide 2016

2016 Boating Guide Cover

More information on Boat and Water Safety - Minnesota DNR