Lake Minnetonka Boating Regulations and Restrictions
Marine engines or motorboats
40 mph daytime
20 mph nighttime
5 mph slow minimum wake in marked quiet waters areas, within 150 feet of shore, within 150 feet of swim areas or swimmers, scuba flags, or docks (except dock from which operating)
Personal watercraft: Slow no-wake speed (5 MPH or less) within 300 feet of the shoreline, within 150 feet of any swimmer, anchored boat, person fishing, mooring, dock or other water structure (unless the personal watercraft is being driven perpendicular to the shoreline and to or from the nearest point of water 300 feet from the shoreline or parallel to the shoreline from one location to another in a manner which is not repetitive).
No motorboats in Bruhn Channel.
No person shall operate any watercraft or boat, on Lake Minnetonka which is capable of exceeding a noise level on the A scale measured at a distance of 50 feet or more from the watercraft or boat of: 80 decibels in the case of marine engines or motorboats; or 79 decibels in the case of personal watercraft water jet pump engines manufactured after January 1, 1992.
Size of Watercraft
No person shall maintain, locate, store or operate a boat or watercraft on Lake Minnetonka which is either a) more than seventy (70) feet in length or b) more than twenty (20) feet in width; provided, however, that the foregoing shall not apply to boats or watercraft which are used exclusively for dredging, construction, lake maintenance or similar activities, and which do not carry passengers for hire.
Watercraft equipped with a toilet and macerator pump, which shreds waste before it’s pumped out of a holding tank, will have to remove the pump prior to entering Lake Minnetonka.
Minnesota law requires one U.S. Coast Guard approved, properly sized, and easily accessible life jacket for each person on the boat. All children under ten are required to wear an approved life jacket at all times while in a boat.
Motorboats regardless of fuel type, with an enclosed accommodation compartment, must be equipped with a functioning marine CO detector system installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Lake Minnetonka Homes For Sale
Lake Minnetonka Homes For Sale
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