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Crow River State Water Trail: North Fork

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Central MN; Kandiyohi, Stearns, Hennepin, Meeker, and Wright Counties

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


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This river was once flanked by the "big woods"—a thick forest of maple, basswood, elm, and other hardwoods. Today the river is bordered by agriculture, prairie and hardwood vegetation.

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The North Fork is designated as a wild and scenic river.

This river is generally smooth, with a few class I rapids in the Forest City area. About rapids classes.

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