Paddleboards are showing up more and more often on northern lakes. With their popularity skyrocketing over the past decade, the DNR is stressing good water safety practices.
DNR Recreational Safety Warden Mark Little says a life jacket is required when paddleboarding.
“It doesn’t have to be worn, although we encourage you to wear it. Most people strap it down or bungee cord it down so it’s at least with them.”