|Roam the Wind|
Lake Washington offers a great kiteboarding location to the west of the Twin Cities. Take Highway 12 west of Minneapolis to the town of Dassel. If you plan on launching from the Dassel Rod and Gun Club (DRAG) stop and buy a parking permit as this is a private boat launch. The permit is $20/year and helps maintain this excellent launch site. Permits can be bought at the gas station in town. For the DRAG launch take Highway 12 west from Dassel to 708th Ave. Take a left on 708th Avenue. Then take a right on 229th Street and follow it to the DRAG launch. There is a large rigging area. The DNR site on the south side is at the intersection of 690th Ave and 215th Street. Click on the markers within the map for more information on the Lake Washington kiteboarding launch sites.