We annually issue permits for 380 sailboat buoys on lakes Bde Maka Ska, Harriet and Nokomis. In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the MPRB does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. If assistance is needed to complete registration, please contact us at 612-230-6400.
Minneapolis Residents buoy draw: Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Armatage Recreation Center
2500 W 57th St.
Returning residents staying on the same lake
6 pm: Harriet and Nokomis
7 pm: Bde Maka Ska
Returning residents moving to a different lake
7:30 pm: All lakes
7:45 pm: All lakes
Non-Minneapolis residents buoy draw: Tuesday, April 21, 2020
MPRB Headquarters Board Room
2117 West River Road N
Returning non-residents staying on the lake
6 pm: Nokomis, Bde Maka Ska, Harriet
Returning non-residents moving to a different lake
6 pm: All lakes
6 pm: All lake
Enrollment for buoys begins January 2, 2020 and ends April 2, 2020 at 4 pm.
- 2020 Sailboat Buoy Assignment Procedures [PDF]
- Bde Maka Ska Sailboat Buoy Location Map [PDF]
- Harriet Sailboat Buoy Location Map [PDF]
- Nokomis Sailboat Buoy Location Map [PDF]
Sailboat Length Recommendation: Based on the layout of the buoy grid, the MPRB recommends that sailboats stored on Minneapolis lakes be 22 feet or less. Accommodations may be made for boats under 28 feet upon request. New information coming soon. Call 612-230-6400 for more information.
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention
If you store your watercraft on a Minneapolis lake, please be sure to review our AIS information to help us prevent the spread of AIS.