The Kettle River was added to Minnesota's Wild and Scenic Rivers Program in 1975. The designated stretch extends through Pine County to its confluence with the St. Croix River.
The Kettle River has segments in both "wild" and "scenic" classifications (see: general information on river classification).
The original management plan for this stretch of the Kettle River was adopted in 1975, and the current rules that govern management of state lands and local land use regulation along the river are contained in Minnesota Rules, chapter 6105.0600 – 6105.0760.
Questions, comments, ideas? Contact Dan Petrik, Land Use Specialist, 651-259-5697.