The Dakota called this river Maya-waka-wapan, or "remarkable river with steep places." Heavily wooded banks meander through farmland, and numerous bluffs—some 150 to 200 feet high—add to the beauty of the river.
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Considered to be family friendly, it is primarily a flat water river with some riffles and Class I rapids. About rapids classes.