Launch from Martin's Landing Public Water Access (RM 32.1), near Isanti, MN, and paddle 10.9 miles to the Rum River North County Park Access (RM 21), near St. Francis, MN. This route will take 3.5-5 hours for the average paddler.
The Rum River begins its journey at Lake Mille Lacs and continues 145 miles to it's confluence with the Mississippi River. Along the way, the river meanders through a thick canopy of maples, oaks, and ash trees, leading to this river's designation as a Wild and Scenic River. This stretch of the Rum River offers paddlers an opportunity to encounter an abundance of wildlife including white-tail deer, beavers, song birds, and bald eagles. The Rum River is also a favorite among anglers with strong populations of smallmouth bass, northern pike, and walleye.
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