Once a vital highway for Indians, explorers, traders, and settlers, the Minnesota River is now a placid route. Enjoy the variety of wildlife that this river has to offer. This segment of the river is quite gentle and easy to canoe on. It curves gently up to Fort Snelling and does not have any rapids or dams to portage. About rapids classes. Tell me more about this river's landscape, wildlife, and history.
Minnesota River Water Trail sections and maps:
- Ortonville to Granite Falls (Map)
- Granite Falls to State Hwy 4 (Map)
- State Hwy 4 to LeSueur (Map)
- LeSueur to Fort Snelling (Map)
Le Sueur, Sibley, Scott, Carver, Hennepin, and Dakota Counties, southeastern Minnesota
Contact DNR Parks and Trails Central Regional Office: (651) 259-5841.