Docks, Buoys, Slides & Canoe/Kayak Racks

Space Assignments

The City of Excelsior has a number of residential docks, buoys, slides and canoe/kayak rack spaces. Applications for the docks, buoys, slides and canoe/kayak rack spaces are assigned in the following order:

  • Renewals
  • Residents of the city in the order of their receipt

The City’s mooring policy explains the terms of use of the City’s docks, buoys, slides and canoe/kayak rack spaces. View the Excelsior Mooring Policy (Adopted 1-3-22) (PDF)

Wait List

The waitlist is currently being audited as of February 2022. The updated wait list will be available in July of every year. 

The City keeps a waiting list of residents who would like to be a dock program participant. There are typically about five spaces that open each year, however, the actual number of slips that turn over each year varies. View the Resident Dock Waiting List (7-26-2021)(PDF) to see your position on the wait list. (Note: Non-Residents may apply to be on the waiting list, however, the City will not allow a non-resident to rent a dock space until all Residents are off the waiting list.)

If you are a resident and would like to be included on the wait list, fill out an application, return it to city hall and your name will be added to the list.

Wait List Application (PDF)

Lake Jurisdiction

The Lake Minnetonka Conservation District is the governmental entity that has jurisdiction over Lake Minnetonka. The Lake Minnetonka Conservation District (LMCD) was created under enabling legislation in 1967.

The District is governed by a Board of Directors composed of one member appointed by the city councils of the 14 cities surrounding Lake Minnetonka. These cities include Deephaven, Excelsior, Greenwood, Minnetonka, Minnetonka Beach, Minnetrista, Mound, Orono, Shorewood, Spring Park, Tonka Bay, Victoria, Wayzata, and Woodland.

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