Root River Chatfield to Whalan

Chatfield, Minnesota 55923

Root River Chatfield to Whalan

Root River: Chatfield to Whalan Professional Review and Guide

"Easy rapids, stunning scenery, several campsites, and good fishing make this stretch of the Root an excellent route for a day trip or overnight. The river here is small; paddling is best when water is fairly high. Tread carefully when running the remains of an old dam about 6 miles below the County Route 21 bridge."

Root River: Chatfield to Whalan Reviews

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7/13/2005
The first campsite was competely erroded away, and we stayed on a sand bar. The 3 campsite on the route was beautiful! The upper half of the route near Charfield is very rocky and low. If the water had been down another 6 inches, we would have been portaging. After the half way mark, we got some deep water, and a few places where the water was fast. Lovely area for birds. Saw many bald and golden eagles.
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Trail Information

Chatfield
Nearby City
34.7
Distance
Easy
Skill Level
2 days
Duration
Class I
Class
Department of Natural Resources Information Center, 612-296-6157 or 800-766-6000 (toll free in Minnesota)
Local Contacts
MDNR Root River Canoe and Boating Route
Local Maps

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Jul 2018