One of the more popular rivers to paddle in the Upper Minnesota River Basin, the Chippewa River twists and turns down to Montevideo. Established in 2000 as a state water trail, the Dakota called this river Maya-waka-wapan, or "remarkable river with steep places." Bluffs up to 200 feet high add to the beauty of the river as its heavily wooded banks meander through the farmland of southwestern Minnesota.
River segments and maps
This river has only one segment. Get maps and more information.
Note: The Chippewa River shares a map with the Minnesota River (Map 2).