Cottonwood River State Water Trail

Cottonwood River
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The canoeable portion of this river begins in Springfield and ends 58 river miles later when it empties into the Minnesota River near New Ulm. Carved out some 10,000 years ago, the steep slopes are now saturated with maple, basswood, and hackberry trees, with oak and red cedar on the sunny side. There are no major rapids. About rapids classes. Tell me more about this river's landscape, wildlife, and history.

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Brown County, south central Minnesota
Contact DNR Parks and Trails Southern Regional Office: (507) 359-6067.

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