Sailboat Buoys


Application Deadline: 4 pm on Friday, April 7, 2017

Registration begins Wednesday, February 1, 2017

We annually issue permits for 380 sailboat buoys on lakes Calhoun, Harriet and Nokomis.

Minneapolis Resident
Seasonal: $450

Seasonal: $550

Public Drawing

Tuesday April 11, 2017 at Armatage Recreation Center

  • Lake Harriet Drawing: 6:30 pm
  • Lake Calhoun Drawing: 7:30 pm
  • Lake Nokomis Drawing: 8 pm

To participate in the April 11 drawing, we must receive your permit application by 4 pm on April 7, 2017. We will consider applications received after the deadline for assignment after drawing assignments have been made.

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 30 feet upon request.

Sailboat Buoy Rental Application [PDF]

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.