Mississippi River State Water Trail: Cass Lake to Vermillion River

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Location

North Central MN; Cass and Itasca Counties


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


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At Lake Itasca, the Mississippi River begins its 2,350-mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico.

This segment is part of the Mississippi Headwaters River Trail, which consists of the first 420 miles of the river.

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From Lake Itasca to Cass Lake, the river is surrounded by wilderness and has no dangerous rapids, making it excellent for the beginning paddler. About rapids classes.



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