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.
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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.
Due to the heavy rainfall canoeing and kayaking is not recommended on the river until the levels return to a more normal flow. Without any additional rainfall the river should be useable by this weekend. (last updated May 21, 2013)