Watonwan River State Water Trail

Watonwan River
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Although the river flows quickly at times, it is generally placid. Most paddlers particularly enjoy the 30-mile segment from Madelia to the river's confluence with the Blue Earth River at Garden City. Some of the most scenic and interesting paddling in this area is found along the stretch below the Rapidan Dam to the confluence of the Blue Earth River and the Minnesota River at Sibley State Park in Mankato. There are no major rapids. About rapids classes. For more information about this river, please refer to the State Highway 4 to LeSueur segment of the Minnesota River.

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Blue Earth and Watonwan Counties, southwestern Minnesota
Contact DNR Parks and Trails Southern Regional Office: (507) 359-6067.

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