Ice Thickness Recommendations for Safe Ice Fishing

The safety recommendations set by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are as follows:

  • 4 inches of ice: a person can walk safely
  • 5 inches of ice: snowmobiles and ATVs
  • 8 inches of ice: compact cars
  • 12 inches of ice: cars and light trucks

Denny’s Resort – Lake Winnibigoshish • 15017 16th Ave. NE • P.O. Box 8 • Bena, Minnesota 56626
(218) 665 - 2222