Big Fork River-Big Falls to Rainy River

Big Falls, Minnesota 56627

Big Fork River-Big Falls to Rainy River

Big Fork River-Big Falls to Rainy River Professional Review and Guide

"After a tumultuous descent at Big Falls, the Big Fork meanders placidly to its meeting with the Rainy River. It’s a good stretch for canoe camping or fishing.

The major scenic attraction in this stretch is the series of falls and rapids in Big Falls, where the Big Fork, a sizable river at this point, plunges over a series of rocky ledges. The falls rate class IV in low water, but soon become much more difficult as the water rises and the drops fill with 6-foot-high backrollers and big souse holes. At exceptionally high water, the turbulence and mayhem is breathtaking."

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Trail Information

Big Falls
Nearby City
52
Distance
Easy
Skill Level
3 days
Duration
Class I
Class
The falls at Big Falls
Hazards/Cautions
Fishing, Camping
Additional Use
MDNR Information Center: (651) 296-6157 or (888) 646-6367
Local Contacts
MDNR Big Fork River State Water Trail Guide: files.dnr.state.mn.us/maps/canoe_routes/bigfork.pdf; DeLorme: Minnesota Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 85 C–A8; page 95 E9
Local Maps

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Jul 2018