The river is quiet from Palisade to Brainerd, allowing for a relaxing trip through both farmland and forested areas, with good opportunities to see wildlife and catch fish. This segment is part of the Mississippi Headwaters River Trail, which consists of the first 420 miles of the river. This section of the river has no major rapids and does not require experienced paddling skills. About rapids classes. Tell me more about this river's landscape, wildlife, and history.
Public Water Access closure
Half Moon Landing at river mile 1016.9(R) is closed until further notice.
Hassman campsite closed
Hassman campsite is closed, due to erosion; river mile 1071.2(L).
(Updated June 1, 2018)
Mississippi River Water Trail sections and maps:
Aitkin and Crow Wing Counties, north central Minnesota
Contact DNR Parks and Trails Brainerd Area Office: (218) 833-8710.