Online survey to gather input on
access to Minnesota’s Lake Superior coast

Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program launched an online survey this week to gather data on resident and visitor perceptions of public access to Minnesota’s portion of Lake Superior. 

The 10-question survey, available at, is open to anyone who lives, works or plays along Minnesota’s 189-mile coast. Responses will be collected through June 17. Interested individuals should take the survey now and have their opinions heard. 

With the survey, Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program hopes to get a snapshot of people’s impressions of the quality and quantity of public accesses up and down the coast. In addition, the Coastal Program expects to learn about the visitation habits of Minnesota residents and tourists and the types of activities they participate in while on the coast. Unlike other surveys of its kind, this survey concentrates only on access and activities related to the Lake Superior coast.

As part of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Ecological and Water Resources Division, Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program’s mission is to preserve, protect, enhance and restore coastal resources for present and future generations. The program provides technical and financial assistance for coastal resource management and community protection and enhancement, including public access improvements. 

For more information about the survey or to receive a copy in an alternative format, contact Clinton Little at 218-834-1446 or