Sauk River-Sauk Centre to Richmond

Sauk Centre, Minnesota 56378

Sauk River-Sauk Centre to Richmond

Sauk River-Sauk Centre to Richmond Professional Review and Guide

"The upper Sauk, a meandering farmland river, has several public accesses and campsites, making possible overnight trips or several different day trips.

Put in below the dam in Sauk Centre. For its first 25 miles, the river winds through marsh and lowlands, which provide habitat for many kinds of waterfowl. Many of these areas are protected as state wildlife management areas. Throughout the river’s length, the valley is heavily farmed, with only a thin screen of hardwoods flanking the river."

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Trail Information

Sauk Centre
Nearby City
Skill Level
3-4 days
Class I
Watch for wire farm fences strung across the river.
Additional Use
MDNR Information Center: (651) 296-6157 or (888) 646-6367
Local Contacts
MDNR Sauk River State Water Trail Guide:; DeLorme: Minnesota Atlas & Gazetteer: Pages 45 C8–D9; 46 D1–E2
Local Maps

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Jul 2018