Mississippi River State Water Trail: Vermillion River to Palisade

Mississippi River Trail
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This section of the river is a transition zone. From the marshy, undeveloped areas of Lake Itasca and Cass Lake, the river flows into a more developed area with dams and industry. Paddlers should watch for dams and know on which side to portage. This segment is part of the Mississippi Headwaters River Trail, which consists of the first 420 miles of the river. There are no major rapids. About rapids classes. Tell me more about this river's landscape, wildlife, and history.

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Itasca and Aitkin Counties, northeastern Minnesota
Contact DNR Parks and Trails Northeast Regional Office: (218) 328-8980.

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