Traveling from Ortonville to Granite Falls, paddlers will see a diversity of terrain, from steep granite bluffs to marshy lowlands. The Minnesota River is rich in natural beauty, flowing through a wide valley carved out by the ancient River Warren. This segment is designated as a Wild and Scenic River. There are some Class I rapids and dams which need to be portaged. 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)
Lac qui Parle, Chippewa, and Yellow Medicine Counties, southwestern Minnesota
Contact DNR Parks and Trails Southern Regional Office: (320) 359-6067.