Watercraft restrictions remain in place in the Whiteshell to help protect flooded shorelines from erosion. Recreational motor boat traffic is prohibited from operating within 100 metres of shorelines. Several boat launches are closed in the Whiteshell and all traffic on Whiteshell lakes should be aware of debris and areas of floating bog. Details on watercraft restrictions and launch closures are available at www.manitobaparks.com.
As of May 25, the following restrictions apply (from www.manitobaparks.com)
Whiteshell Boat Launch Closures & Watercraft Restrictions
The following boat launches are closed due to flooded access and unstable launch conditions: Big Creek, White Lake, Jessica Lake, Rennie River/ Heart Lake on PR 307 near Betula, Nutimik Block 1, Nutimik Campground, Opapiskaw, Otter Falls, South Shore Big Whiteshell, Toniata, Brereton Lake North Shore (Inverness Falls), and Falcon Beach Campground. The Caddy Lake Tunnels and the Mantario Canoe Route are also closed.
To minimize potential erosion caused by boat wakes recreational motor boat restrictions are now in place. Recreational Motor Boat traffic is prohibited from operating within 100 metres of shorelines on West Hawk, Falcon, Caddy, Star, Brereton, Jessica, White, Big Whiteshell, Betula, Nutimik, Dorothy, Margaret and Eleanor Lakes in Whiteshell Provincial Park. When exiting or approaching the shoreline, boats should move directly out from land and avoid creating a wake where possible. All traffic on Whiteshell lakes should be aware of debris and areas of floating bog.