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Root River State Water Trail

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Southeastern MN; Mower, Fillmore, and HoustonCounties

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


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The Root River represents the timeless scenic and historic qualities characteristic of southeastern Minnesota.

The river has gentle to moderate flow with a few riffles, although water level can vary substantially with rainfall.

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Many quaint towns along the river offer historical sights, services, and hospitality, making it ideal for a family day trip.

There are no major rapids. About rapids classes.

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