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Mississippi River State Water Trail: Little Falls to St. Cloud

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Central MN; Morrison, Stearns, and Benton Counties

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

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Below Little Falls, the Mississippi River begins to lose the wilderness character of its upper reaches. Stretches of scenic riverscape are interspersed with houses, farms, and urban areas.

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Four dams must be portaged in this segment. Paddlers should watch for dams and know on which side to portage or lock. Do not cross the river directly above dams.

There are no major rapids. About rapids classes.

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