Big Fork River State Water Trail

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North Central MN; Itasca and Koochiching Counties

DNR Parks and Trails
NE Regional Office
(218) 999-7923


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The low-lying, Big Fork valley is pastoral in places and wild in others. It offers excellent fishing for walleye, northern pike, and muskies.

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This river has many areas of Class I rapids, and two waterfalls that may be passed only by the most experienced paddlers: Little American Falls (Class III-IV) and Big Falls (Class IV-VI).
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