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  • Ice is never 100 percent safe. Know these ice thickness guidelines for new clear ice.
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  • Have questions? Call the info center for answers.
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Inconsistent Ice

Ice conditions can vary greatly, even on the same body of water. Check the thickness and strength of ice at least every 150 feet. Learn more on the ice safety page.

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Does your shelter need a license?

Any ice shelter that doesn't collapse, fold or disassemble for transportation needs a shelter license. Get the details.

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Make time for outdoor fun

Don't let cabin fever get you down! Check out the winter events coming up at Minnesota state parks and get outdoors.