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    Des Moines River

    Windom, Minnesota

    Des Moines River

    Des Moines River Professional Guide

    Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

    "The Des Moines offers a leisurely canoe trip along a wooded valley in the midst of prime farmland.The Des Moines is a placid farmland river that offers respite from southwestern Minnesota’s unrelenting agricultural horizon. It provides a refuge for woodland wildlife, including many kinds of songbirds and species such as kingfishers and great blue herons. Look also for mammals such as white-tailed deer, raccoons, and red fox.

    The trip begins at Talcot Lake. Put in at the access below the dam (river mile 68.0). Talcot Lake lies at the center of a 4,000-acre state wildlife management area composed of marshes, bottomlands, uplands, and farmland"

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    Trail Information

    Windom
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    Paddling Minnesota

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    64.9
    Distance
    Easy
    Skill Level
    1-4 days
    Duration
    Class I
    Class
    Watch out for downed trees
    Hazards/Cautions
    Fishing, Camping, Birding
    Additional Use
    MDNR Information Center: (651) 296-6157 or (888) 646-6367
    Local Contacts
    MDNR Des Moines River State Water Trail Guide: files.dnr.state.mn.us/maps/canoe_routes/desmoines.pdf; DeLorme: Minnesota Atlas & Gazetteer: Pages 20–21
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