Des Moines River

Windham, Minnesota

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The Des Moines is a placid farmland river that offers respite form southwestern Minnesota's unrelenting agricultural horizon. It provides a refuge for woodland wildlife, including many kinds of songbirds and species such as kingfishers and great blue herons. Look also for mammals such as white-tailed deer, raccoons, and red fox.
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Paddling Minnesota

by Greg Breining (Falcon Guides)

The Des Moines is a placid farmland river that offers respite form southwestern Minnesota's unrelenting agricultural horizon. It provides a refuge for woodland wildlife, including many kinds of songbirds and species such as kingfishers and great blue herons. Look also for mammals such as white-tailed deer, raccoons, and red fox.

©  Greg Breining/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Windham
Distance: 65
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 3 - 4 days
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 Des Moines River Canoe Route
Driving Directions: Directions to Des Moines River

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