Cedar River

Lansing, Minnesota 55950

Cedar River

Cedar River Professional Review and Guide

"The Cedar is a small farmland river, screened from the surrounding agricultural landscape by a think veil of woods.

The Cedar flows through southern Minnesota as a small farmland river. Only after it enters Iowa does it grow into a major river, joining the Mississippi in southeastern Iowa. This description includes 25 miles of the Cedar in Minnesota and 5 miles in Iowa to the Otranto, Iowa, takeout. The trip begins near Lansing."

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Trail Information

Lansing
Nearby City
30
Distance
Easy
Skill Level
10-12 hours
Duration
Class I
Class
Watch for downed trees on the outside of river bends, especially in very high water.
Hazards/Cautions
Camping
Additional Use
MDNR Information Center: (651) 296-6157 or (888) 646-6367
Local Contacts
MDNR Cedar River State Water Trail Guide: files.dnr.state.mn.us/maps/canoe_routes/cedar.pdf; DeLorme: Minnesota Atlas & Gazetteer: Pages 24–25 D–E5
Local Maps

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Oct 2018