Elk River

Big Lake, Minnesota 55309

Elk River

Elk River Professional Review and Guide

"The Elk is a quiet woodland river, tailor-made for a day's paddle or fishing trip. It glides through shallow, rocky rapids and sandy swifts as it passes marshes, rolling hills, forested bluffs, and farmland. Although the rapids are short and easy, windfalls may block the river. In fact, the upper reaches, near Becker, can be impassable."

Elk River Reviews

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9/14/2002
This is a great canoe trip for a beginner (like me) the river doesn''t flow too rapidly, and it often opens up into lakes, which kept me from running into the edges. The trail is easily accessible from many areas of Minnesota, so it makes a great training or practice run.
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Trail Information

Big Lake
Nearby City
6
Distance
Easy
Skill Level
3 - 5 hours
Duration
Class I
Class
Department of Natural Resources Information Center, 612-296-6157 or 800-766-6000 (toll free in Minnesota)
Local Contacts
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Jul 2018