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Minnesota River State Water Trail: Ortonville to Granite Falls

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Southwestern MN; Lac qui Parle, Chippewa, and Yellow Medicine Counties

DNR Parks and Trails
Southern Regional Office
(320) 796-2161

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Traveling from Ortonville to Granite Falls, paddlers will see a diversity of terrain, from steep granite bluffs to marshy lowlands.

The Minnesota River is rich in natural beauty, flowing through a wide valley carved out by the ancient River Warren. This segment is designated as a wild and scenic river.

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There are some Class I rapids and dams which need to be portaged. About rapids classes.

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