Boat wave problems during periods of high lake water levels

Wave Action?  Raining Again?

 How do high water levels impact the Whitefish Chain of Lakes and area lakes?

Workshop Scheduled

The workshop/seminar will be held: 

2:00 PM, Wednesday, July 25th at the Crosslake Community Center, 14126 Daggett Pine Road, Crosslake, MN 56442

The Whitefish Area Property Owners Association (WAPOA), together with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office, encourages watercraft operators to use caution on our lakes and be thoughtful about the wave action resulting from your watercraft. 

Due to the frequent, heavy rains in recent days and weeks, our lakes and rivers are experiencing increasing higher water levels.

As a result, excessive wave action resulting from watercraft and winds can cause shoreline erosion, negative impacts to fish and bird habitat, and unsafe consequences to other parties boating and using our lakes.

Watercraft operators, especially wake boaters pulling wake boarders, are requested to operate far from shorelands, generally in the middle of the lakes.  The high water levels can wash docks and woody debris into the lakes and in those instances create unsafe conditions.

As a reminder, the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office notes that Minnesota Statute states “no person shall operate watercraft in such a manner that its wash or wake will endanger, harass, or unnecessarily interfere with any other person or property”.

Workshop Scheduled

We invite our members, lake associations, neighbors and all interested persons to our next workshop/seminar.

The workshop/seminar will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, July 25 at the Crosslake Community Center, 14126 Daggett Pine Road, Crosslake, MN 56442

WAPOA has invited representatives of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office to provide information about watercraft operations during periods of high lake levels, no wake zones, and advice for venturing out on our area lakes.

Join us to learn more about enjoying our lakes during periods of high water levels. You will also have an opportunity to participate in an interactive question and answer period.