The Red Lake River is one of the few canoeing and kayaking rivers in northwestern Minnesota. It begins at Upper and Lower Red Lake and flows generally westward until it joins the Red River of the North in East Grand Forks. The river flows past marshy wilderness, flat farmland, towering eroded cliffs and steep, wooded banks. There are no major rapids. About rapids classes. Tell me more about this river's landscape, wildlife, and history.
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Clearwater, Penningtion, Red Lake, and Polk Counties, northwestern Minnesota
Contact DNR Parks and Trails Northwest Regional Office: (218) 308-2372.