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85.32 CANOE AND BOATING ROUTES.
    Subdivision 1. Areas marked. The commissioner of natural resources is authorized in
cooperation with local units of government and private individuals and groups when feasible
to mark canoe and boating routes on the Little Fork, Big Fork, Minnesota, St. Croix, Snake,
Mississippi, Red Lake, Cannon, Straight, Des Moines, Crow Wing, St. Louis, Pine, Rum,
Kettle, Cloquet, Root, Zumbro, Pomme de Terre within Swift County, Watonwan, Cottonwood,
Whitewater, Chippewa from Benson in Swift County to Montevideo in Chippewa County, Long
Prairie, Red River of the North, Sauk, Otter Tail, Redwood, and Crow Rivers which have historic
and scenic values and to mark appropriately points of interest, portages, camp sites, and all
dams, rapids, waterfalls, whirlpools, and other serious hazards which are dangerous to canoe and
watercraft travelers.
    Subd. 2. Camp sites, rest areas, river accesses and portages, land acquisition. The
commissioner may, in cooperation with local units of government as provided in subdivision 1,
acquire land by purchase, grant, gift, devise, exchange, lease or easement for camp sites, rest areas,
river accesses and portages. The acquisition of any parcel of land pursuant to this subdivision
shall not exceed 20 acres, unless it will or should require a land survey or a larger parcel will be
in the best interest of the state, in which case the commissioner may acquire land not to exceed
40 acres or unless specifically authorized by the executive council. The commissioner may also
develop and be responsible for the maintenance of campsites, rest areas, river accesses, and
portages on the areas acquired, or in cooperation with local units of government, organizations,
or individuals, along those rivers designated in subdivision 1.
    Subd. 3. Dedication, application of statute. Areas acquired by easement or lease or areas
designated and marked under this section shall not be subject to the provisions of section 160.06.
History: 1963 c 386 s 1; 1967 c 862 s 1-3; 1967 c 905 s 5; 1969 c 1129 art 10 s 2; 1975 c 37 s
1,2; 1976 c 24 s 1; 1976 c 346 s 3; 1977 c 224 s 1; 1983 c 116 s 1; 1995 c 220 s 69; 1996 c 280 s 1;
2000 c 381 s 1; 1Sp2001 c 2 s 88; 2006 c 281 art 1 s 17; 2006 c 282 art 9 s 7; 2007 c 57 art 1 s 42