The Root River represents the timeless scenic and historic qualities characteristic of southeastern Minnesota. The river has gentle to moderate flow with a few riffles, although water level can vary substantially with rainfall. Many quaint towns along the river offer historical sights, services, and hospitality, making it ideal for a family day trip. There are no major rapids. About rapids classes. Tell me more about this river's landscape, wildlife, and history.
Paddlers and tubers should stay alert for downed trees on the Root River (mile 54 – 52). Users should hang river right about 100 yards south of the confluence bridge.
(Updated Aug. 31, 2018)
Local contact and map
Mower, Fillmore, and Houston Counties, southeastern Minnesota
Contact DNR Parks and Trails Central Regional Office: (651) 259-5841.