The Straight River flows through the farmland of southeastern Minnesota, meandering approximately 30 miles north from Owatonna to Faribault, where it joins the Cannon River. Paddling on the river is best during the spring and early summer, while water levels are higher. There are occasional shallow riffles, and there is one set of class III rapids at Clinton Falls and one set of class II rapids near Faribault. About rapids classes. Tell me more about this river's landscape, wildlife, and history.
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Steele and Rice Counties, southeastern Minnesota
Contact DNR Parks and Trails Southern Regional Office: (507) 359-6067.