Summertime in the Lake Minnetonka area is really a blast! Lots of times you are looking for a good place to launch a boat–well fear not here is our Lake Minnetonka public access map. The one you choose can be the difference between an hour on the launching ramp or just a couple of minutes.

Lake Minnetonka Public Access

There are public launching ramps on Lake Minnetonka in the following locations:

  1. Halstead Bay – 7055 Halstead Drive, Minnetrista, MN
  2. Cooks Bay – 3398 North Shore Dr, Orono, MN 55391
  3. Spring Park Bay – 4141 Shoreline Dr, Spring Park, MN 55384
  4. North Arm – 3700 North Shore Dr, Orono, MN 55391
  5. Maxwell Bay – 3400 North Shore Dr, Wayzata MN 55391
  6. Wayzata Bay – 1050 Eastman Lane, Wayzata MN 55391
  7. Grays Bay –  17232 Co Rd No 101, Minnetonka, MN 55391
  8. Carsons Bay – 19700 Minnetonka Blvd, Deephaven, MN 55391
  9. Lake Minnetonka Regional Park – 4610 Co Rd No 44, Minnetrista, MN 55331

Quiet Waters and Slow Areas

  • Proceed at minimum wake along shoreline and in other areas indicated on Lake Minnetonka.
  • Slow Areas 150′ from shoreline and/or dock structure
  • Quiet Waters

Dan says–“The two launches I use the most are the City of Wayzata public access located in between the Wayzata Yacht Club parking lot and clubhouse, and the Grey’s Bay Marina boat launch. The Wayzata launch is great for small and medium size boats, but large boats 23′ feet and over should really head for Grey’s Bay, Spring Park, or the launches in Orono as the Wayzata ramp has been power washed away underneath the ladder. Boaters with large trailers can get stuck on the unforgiving ribbed concrete in the Wayzata launch. Whichever Lake Minnetonka Public Access your choose, get there early on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays to avoid waiting in line endlessly.”

The Spring Park launch is very large and convenient, although it’s always seemed a bit intimidating to me being next to the Sheriff’s Water Patrol headquarters–not that you have to be doing anything wrong but regardless.

Lake Minnetonka Public Access Inspections

Expect to have your watercraft inspected for Aquatic Invasive Species at most launches on the weekends, and make sure your clean, drain and dry your boat to prevent the spread of zebra mussels and other critters. It’s important to keep new species out of Minnetonka and keep the species in Minnetonka out of all the rest of the lakes.

Clean, Drain, Dry to prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species.
Clean, Drain, Dry to prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species.

See also Lake Minnetonka winter public access.