Zumbro River-South Fork Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The small, gentle South Fork follows a wooded valley from Rochester north to Zumbro Lake. The South Fork begins in hills far south of Rochester. South of town, the stream is large enough to paddle, but several dams and riprapped areas make the stretch unappealing. Instead, begin your trip at the access just north of Silver Lake on Elton Hills Drive (river mile 77.1).
The riverside is pretty and wooded in places, and lined with suburban homes in others. There are a few outcrops and riffles along the way. Once you reach Zumbro Lake, continue paddling north to the takeout. Fishing can be good, especially for smallmouth bass and walleye."