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    Mississippi River-Grand Rapids to Brainerd

    Grand Rapids, Minnesota

    Mississippi River-Grand Rapids to Brainerd

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    Trail Information

    Grand Rapids
    Nearby City
    162
    Distance
    Easy to Moderate
    Skill Level
    1 week
    Duration
    Class I
    Class
    A few miles above Aitkin, watch out for the low-head dam (river mile 1064.4) on river right that separates the main channel from the flood diversion channel that flows to the west. In high water, water spills over the dam into the diversion channel, forming a dangerous hydraulic at the bottom of the drop. Stay left, to the inside of the bend.
    Hazards/Cautions
    Camping
    Additional Use
    MDNR Information Center: (651) 296-6157 or (888) 646-6367
    Local Contacts
    MDNR Mississippi River Water Trail Guides: files.dnr.state.mn.us/maps/canoe_routes/mississippi3.pdf (Vermillion River to Palisade), files.dnr.state.mn.us/maps/canoe_routes/mississippi4.pdf (Palisade to Brainerd); DeLorme: Minnesota Atlas & Gazetteer: Pages 64; 63 E9; 55 A6–A9
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