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Mississippi River State Water Trail: St. Cloud to Anoka

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Central MN; Stearns, Benton, Wright, Sherburne, Hennepin, and Anoka Counties

DNR Parks and Trails
Central Regional Office
(651) 259-5841

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Rolling, forested bluffs and numerous accesses and rest areas make this segment of the Mississippi River popular for day-long canoe trips.

The river flows through riffles and across many sandbars, where you can relax and enjoy flat-water paddling.

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This section of the Mississippi is designated as a wild and scenic river.

There are no major rapids. About rapids classes.


Trunk Highway 24 Bridge Replacement work at Clearwater.

Please proceed with caution. Navigable passage river left. Designated portage river right.

(Updated May 4, 2016)

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