Zumbro River Zumbro Lake Dam to Millville

Zumbro Falls, Minnesota

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A broad, riffly stream, the main stem of the Zumbro is good for canoeing and fishing. The valley has become large, with high hills and rocky bluffs standing at the edge of the floodplain. The current is lively and races through frequent but easy rapids. The river winds past wooded bluffs with only limited development and gives the impression of flowing far out into wild country. Watch for snags, especially on the outside of bends. By the time the Zumbro spills from the 30-foot-high dam at Zumbro Lake, it has become a broad stream. The valley, too, has become large, with high hills and rocky bluffs standing at the edge of the floodplain. The current is lively and races through frequent but easy rapids. After 4 miles, the river grows 400 cfs = minimum for good paddling substantially as it gathers in the waters of the North Fork. For the next several miles, the river winds past wooded bluffs with only limited development and gives the impression of flowing far out into wild country.
Paddling Minnesota

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Paddling Minnesota

by Greg Breining (Falcon Guides)

A broad, riffly stream, the main stem of the Zumbro is good for canoeing and fishing. The valley has become large, with high hills and rocky bluffs standing at the edge of the floodplain. The current is lively and races through frequent but easy rapids. The river winds past wooded bluffs with only limited development and gives the impression of flowing far out into wild country. Watch for snags, especially on the outside of bends.

By the time the Zumbro spills from the 30-foot-high dam at Zumbro Lake, it has become a broad stream. The valley, too, has become large, with high hills and rocky bluffs standing at the edge of the floodplain. The current is lively and races through frequent but easy rapids. After 4 miles, the river grows 400 cfs = minimum for good paddling substantially as it gathers in the waters of the North Fork. For the next several miles, the river winds past wooded bluffs with only limited development and gives the impression of flowing far out into wild country.

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Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Zumbro Falls
Distance: 26.3
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 9 - 13 hours
Class: Class I
Local Contacts: Department of Natural Resources Information Center, 612-296-6157 or 800-766-6000 (toll free in Minnesota)
Local Maps: MDNR Zumbro River, Whitewater River: A Canoe & Boating Guide
Driving Directions: Directions to Zumbro River: Zumbro Lake Dam to Millville

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