Root River State Water Trail

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Southeastern MN; Mower, Fillmore, and HoustonCounties

DNR Parks and Trails
Central Regional Office
(651) 259-5841


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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.

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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.


Bridge construction

Bridge replacements on Hwy 250 spanning both the North and the South Branch of the Root River near Lanesboro will delay river traffic under the bridges. Temporary closures are effect only Monday through Thursday. Construction begins May 23 and should be completed by the end of September 2016.

(Updated May 18, 2016)

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