Mississippi River-Little Falls to St Cloud

Little Falls, Minnesota 56345

Mississippi River-Little Falls to St Cloud

Mississippi River-Little Falls to St. Cloud Professional Review and Guide

"The trip begins on a reservoir, but after 9 miles of paddling and a portage, you're back again on a wide, often swift river with good fishing.

The first 9 miles of this trip is spent on the reservoir created by the Blanchard Dam. So the paddling may not be exciting, but there are a few consolation prizes. First, the fishing can be good, especially for muskies. Second, there are a couple historical sites of note. A half mile below the put-in are the Weyerhaeuser, Musser, and Rosenmeier mansions, which overlook the river."

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Trail Information

Little Falls
Nearby City
37.7
Distance
Easy
Skill Level
2 days
Duration
Class I
Class
Watch out for two big dams—the Blanchard Dam and Champion Dam at Sartell—and Sauk Rapids, the most difficult rapids on the river.
Hazards/Cautions
Fishing, Camping
Additional Use
MDNR Information Center: (651) 296-6157 or (888) 646-6367
Local Contacts
MDNR Mississippi River Water Trail Guide: files.dnr.state.mn.us/maps/canoe_routes/mississippi6.pdf (Little Falls to St. Cloud); DeLorme: Minnesota Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 46
Local Maps

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Jul 2018