River guides

To get the Mississippi River Guide or Metro Area Rivers Guide (guides for boating on these rivers):

  • Email
    boatandwater.dnr@state.mn.us
    (please be sure to include your name and address)

  • Telephone: (651) 259-5400 or toll free 1-888-646-6367

  • Mail:
    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
    Boat & Water Safety Section
    500 Lafayette Road
    St. Paul, MN 55155-4046


Mississippi River Guide - cover

Mississippi River Guide PDF (9 MB, 119 Pages)
A guide to boating on the Mississippi River between Hastings, Minnesota and the Iowa border.

River maps PDF
Use the underlined links within the PDF to open individual maps

Map index PDF (1.3 MB)

Metro Rivers Guide - cover

Metro Area Rivers Guide PDF (5 MB, 107 Pages)
A guide to boating on the Mississippi, St. Croix and Minnesota rivers.

River maps PDF
Use the underlined links within the PDF to open individual maps

Map index PDF

 

Unsinkable Molly Brown wears her lifejacket
Children under 10 years old are now required to wear a life jacket while boating in Minnesota.
*It’s smart, it’s safe, it’s the law.
*Except when boat is anchored and being used as a swimming platform or the child is below decks or in an enclosure or cabin on the craft.