Rivers & streams

Minnesota River

The state's namesake river flows 320 miles from Big Stone Lake on the Minnesota–South Dakota Border to its confluence with the Mississippi River in St. Paul. Nationally recognized for its trophy flathead catfish, fishing for a variety of species is popular but widley dispersed.

Red River of the North

The Red River of the North has a long, rich history. It was once a primary route for commerce but today it is increasingly popular for its recreational potential.

St. Louis River Estuary

DNR is leading habitat restoration projects in the estuary intended to address degradations to fish and wildlife populations and to restore fish and wildlife habitat.

Trout streams

The trout streams that run through the driftless area of southeast Minnesota are different than those that descend to Lake Superior along Minnesota's rocky North Shore. You'll even find them in southwest and north-central Minnesota. Learn about the opportunities they offer.

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