Big Fork River-MN 6 to Big Falls

Effie, Minnesota 56639

Big Fork River-MN 6 to Big Falls

Big Fork River-MN 6 to Big Falls Professional Review and Guide

"The Big Fork travels placidly across the boggy and forested northern Minnesota landscape. This section affords a lazy paddle and remote camping.

This quiet and often sandy stretch of river flows unhurriedly past a dense forest of birch, aspen, spruce, and fir. The first half of the run, from MN 6 to the next MN 6 bridge, is quite remote, surrounded by the dense forest and bog of Pine Island and Koochiching State Forests. The second half of the segment frequently loops back to within earshot of MN 6."

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Trail Information

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Skill Level
2 days
Class I
Don’t miss the takeout above the falls at Big Falls.
Additional Use
MDNR Information Center: (651) 296-6157 or (888) 646-6367
Local Contacts
MDNR Big Fork River State Water Trail Guide:; DeLorme: Minnesota Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 85 E8–C8
Local Maps

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Jul 2018