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Mississippi River State Water Trail: Hastings to Iowa Border

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Southeastern MN; Washington, Dakota, Goodhue, Wabasha, Winona, and Houston Counties

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

Mississippi River Guide This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (Order map)

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This segment of the river opens up to spectacular bluffs and a whole new paddling experience. You will need some paddling skills to avoid snags and downed trees, especially in the backwaters.

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Although the river is wide in this area, the current can be deceptively swift. Approach the shore with caution. Wakes from large boat traffic should not be taken broadside. 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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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Upper Mississippi River Refuge This link leads to an external site.