A dock management area is designated by the Department of Natural Resources for public dock access which includes an area adjoining public land (state park, wildlife management area, or recreation area or adjoining a strip of land that was dedicated to the public) from which docks extend. The primary purpose of dock management areas is to accommodate requests for boating access from owners of properties that are close to a water body but do not include riparian or littoral property rights. Dock permittees have priority use of the docks for mooring of vessels. However, the docks may be used by members of the public at their own risk for fishing and emergency mooring when public use does not interfere with the permittee's use.
If you are interested in getting access to a dock in a DMA, use the table below which shows all of the Dock Management Areas along with which ones have available slots.
If you have questions about how DMAs are operated, please click here to view the contact information.
|DMA Name||Body of Water||Total Slots||Open Slots||Dock Fee||Hoist/Slip Fee|
|Beed's Lake||Beed's Lake||NA||NA||$100||$50||NA|
|Black Hawk Lake Marina||Black Hawk Lake Marina||36||NA||$200||$50||NA|
|Black Hawk Lake Denison||Black Hawk Lake Denison||132||NA||$200||$50||NA|
|Black Hawk North Shore||Black Hawk North Shore||90||NA||$200||$50||NA|
|Blue Lake||Blue Lake||20||NA||$100||$50||NA|
|Clear Lake Ventura Heights||Clear Lake Ventura Heights||62||NA||$250||$50||NA|
|Clear Lake Harbourage||Clear Lake Harbourage||NA||NA||$600||$100||NA|
|Clear Lake Shorewood Hills||Clear Lake Shorewood Hills||NA||NA||$600||$100||NA|
|Clear Lake North Shore||Clear Lake North Shore||12||NA||$250||$50||NA|
|East Okoboji Beach||East Okoboji Beach||NA||NA||$250||$50||NA|
|Triboji Lakeshore||Triboji Lakeshore||88||NA||$250||$50||NA|
|Triboji Lazy Lagoon||Triboji Lazy Lagoon||71||NA||$250||$50||NA|
|Pillsbury Point||Pillsbury Point||45||NA||$250||$50||NA|
|Lower Pine Lake||Lower Pine Lake||NA||NA||$100||$50||NA|
|Lake Macbride The Pines||Lake Macbride The Pines||12||NA||$600||$100||NA|
|Lake Macbride Lakecrest||Lake Macbride Lakecrest||32||NA||$600||$100||NA|
|Rice Lake||Rice Lake||6||NA||$100||$50||NA|
|Union Grove||Union Grove||NA||NA||$100||$50||NA|
|Lake Odessa||Lake Odessa||NA||NA||$100||$25||NA|