The Dakota called this river Maya-waka-wapan, or "remarkable river with steep places." Heavily wooded banks meander through farmland, and numerous bluffs - some 150 to 200 feet high - add to the beauty of the river. Considered to be family friendly, it is primarily a flat water river with some riffles and Class I rapids. About rapids classes.
Local contact and map
Swift and Chippewa Counties, southwestern Minnesota
Contact DNR Parks and Trails Southern Regional Office: (320) 796-2161.