Lake Information 

Emergency – Dial 911
Any questions or wish to report a violation, call the Minocqua Police Department 715‐356‐3234. OBSERVE/DOCUMENT/REPORT
If possible, get hull number and take video or photos of the violation.
Key Navigation buoys – 
SLOW NO WAKE – Operating a boat at the slowest speed necessary to maintain steerage CONTROL  – (Respectful  Operation) reduce or eliminate waves that appear as whitewater behind the boat Do not enter this area
SWIM AREA – Do not enter this area
HAZARD/DANGER  – Use caution in this area
DIVE FLAG  – Stay more than 100 feet from the divers‐down flag or buoy in these areas
Safe Boating

  • Be at least 100 feet from another vessel before going up on plane.
  • Keep a distance (w/minimal wake) from Anchored, Slow Moving, and NON powered vessels (Paddle boards/canoes/kayaks/sail boats.)
  • Don’t pass close ‐ parallel to pontoon boats / cross at 90 degrees if passing.
  • Wake/Ski Boats (Respectful operation ) Minimize repetitive passes / stay in large open bodies of water.
  • Wake/Surf Boats ‐ always operate 200+ feet from shorelines, docks, and steer clear of parked boats/ smaller waterca.
  • Music‐ decibel level 86 decibels or less

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Lake History
Slow No Wake
 All bridges and Trestles, follow the mid channel markers – stay between the red and green buoys.
Thoroughfare from Lake Minocqua to Lake Tomahawk is No Wake.  Find the red/ green buoys in the Eastern corner of Lake Minocqua, stay between as you enter or exit the thoroughfare into Lake Minocqua.

Wake & Surf Education – Minocqua / Kawaguesaga Lakes Protection Association