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. Tell me more about this river's landscape, wildlife, and history.
Local contact and map
Swift and Chippewa Counties, southwestern Minnesota
Contact DNR Parks and Trails Southern Regional Office: (320) 796-2161.