Lake Mitchell Boat Launch

Access Application and Payment Instructions

Click Here for the Lake Mitchell Boat Launch Access Application. After the application is filled out, you can either:

  • Email to Julie Rathmanner or Sandy Petrowski and pay online by clicking the "make a payment" button at bottom of page;
  • Mail to City Hall: 160 Lake St N, Big Lake, MN 55309, and pay by sending a check or money order with application;
  • Or bring to City Hall during regular office hours.

Access Key and Boat Sticker

  • Pickup key and boat sticker at City Hall
  • Security key and boat sticker: $20
    • Each key is numbered and shall not be duplicated.  The key is non-transferrable.
    • Boat sticker is to be permanently attached to the front left of the boat hull near the registration numbers.
    • Boat sticker is specific to a registered boat.
  • Replacement security key: $40
  • Replacement sticker: no charge
    • Replacement sticker requires portion of the old sticker brought into City Hall to ensure not remaining on an unauthorized boat.

Rules & Regulations

Restricted Access Use

  • This is a City owned boat launch and available only to City of Big Lake residents.  The launch is monitored using the I-LIDS viewing system which identifies boats.
  • If a resident moves outside the City, they are no longer allowed to use this access.  They are requested to return the key to City Hall.

Unlock and Lock Gate 

  • Authorized users shall chain and lock the gate immediately after using the launch to load or unload.
  • The gate is to remain locked at all times except when authorized users are launching/loading.
  • Authorized users shall only launch their boat with access sticker adhered to boat.
  • If gate is found to be unchained or unlocked, please report to Public Works (763-263-2268).


  • Streets in general area do not allow on-street parking.
  • Report maintenance issues or concerns to Public Works (763-263-2268).
  • Be courteous to others.
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