With temperatures warming up, you can bet some Minnesotans will want to hit the water early. The DNR’s Lisa Dugan says to remember this time of year water temperatures are dangerously cold:

“You know as we start the season on a good note, plan ahead. Make sure your boat is registered. Make sure you have all your safety equipment — fire extinguishers, make sure your navigation lights are working properly.”

Dugan says it’s also a good idea to let someone know where you plan to go recreate and what time you plan to be home.