Boating (Motorized & Non-Motorized)

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Overview


Washington County has several motorized boat launches. Access to all boat launches is included with a Washington County Parks vehicle permit. No launching is allowed if there are no current open trailer parking spaces, even to just drop-in. 

The St. Croix Bluffs Boat Launch is only suited for boats 19 feet or shorter, and is closed in the winter once snowfall occurs due to the steep slope of the hill.
Motorized boat launches in Washington County Parks
Park:
# of trailer
spaces
Hours
DNR Lake
​Info
Winter
​Access?
Open Speed
Times:
Big Marine
33
6am- 11pm
Click Here
Yes
Always
Lake Elmo
20
6am- 11pm
Click Here
Yes
Noon-Sunset
Square Lake
12 +
​overflow 
6am- 11pm
Click Here
Yes
M-F: 12-6pm
Sa-Su: 12-4pm
St. Croix Bluffs
50
6am- 11pm
Click Here
No
Always