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Root River State Water Trail

Root River River
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The Root River represents the timeless scenic and historic qualities characteristic of southeastern Minnesota. The river has gentle to moderate flow with a few riffles, although water level can vary substantially with rainfall. Many quaint towns along the river offer historical sights, services, and hospitality, making it ideal for a family day trip. There are no major rapids. About rapids classes. Tell me more about this river's landscape, wildlife, and history.

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Mower, Fillmore, and Houston Counties, southeastern Minnesota
Contact DNR Parks and Trails Central Regional Office: (651) 259-5841.

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