Minnesota Rivers & Streams

In northeast MN, fast and steep rivers plunge towards Lake Superior. In the northwest, waters are slower and boggier, heading to Hudson Bay. South of Lake Itasca, all rivers lead to the Mississippi, and the Mississippi, as it flows through the central part of the state, is designated “Wild & Scenic”; great for secluded paddling with lots of wildlife and some of the best fishing. In the west, rivers wind leisurely through the plains, the southeast, untouched by glaciers, is distinguished by dramatic bluffs. The St. Louis and the St. Croix, are suitable for overnight excursions, and some waterways like Minnehaha Creek, are perfect day trips. Guide books and local paddlers will have up-to-date details for specific routes, but these pages will get you started:

Clear Waters Outfitting Company
As Central Minnesota's Premier paddling and outdoor gear supplier, we rent canoes, kayaks & SUP boards, have various trips, do shuttling, offer kayak fishing, and have sales of quality brands like Wenonah, Current Designs, Duluth Pack, and many more. Address: 100 Pine St. Clearwater MN 55320 Phone: 320-558-8123 Web Site: www.cwoutfitting.com

Above the Falls Sports
Address: 120 3rd Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55401 Phone: 612-825-8983 Web Site: http://www.abovethefallssports.com
Boulder Dam Canoe Rental
Address: 20 Center Street E, Oronoco, MN 55960 Phone: 507-367-2658 Web Site: http://www.boulderdamcanoe.com
Cannon Falls Canoe and Bike Rental
Address: 615 North 5th Street Cannon Falls, MN Phone: 507-407-4111 Web Site: http://www.cannonfallscanoeandbike.com
Clear Waters Outfitting Company
Address: 100 Pine Street, Clearwater, MN Phone: 320-558-8123 Web Site: http://www.cwoutfitting.com
Clear Waters Outfitting Co. Central Minnesota canoe and kayak outfitter on the Mississippi River
Cycle Path and Paddle
Address: 115 3rd Ave. SW, Crosby MN Phone: 218-545-4545 Web Site: http://cyclepathpaddle.com
Eric’s Canoe and Kayak Rental Taylors Falls Dam
Address: 1170 Chisago Street, Taylors Falls, MN 55084 Phone: 651-270-1561
Eric’s Canoe and Kayak Rental Wild River State Park
Address: Wild River State Park, 39797 Park Trail, Center City, MN 55012 Phone: 651-270-1561
Rivers North Outfitters MN
Address: Big Falls, MN 56627 Phone: 1-877-481-2569 Web Site: http://www.riversnorthmn.com
Root River Outfitters
Address: 105 Parkway South, Box 305 Lanesboro, MN 55949 Phone: 507-467-3400 Web Site: http://www.rootriveroutfitters.com
Taylors Falls Canoe and Kayak Rental
Address: 37200 Wild Mountain Road Taylors Falls, MN Phone: 651-465-6315 Web Site: http://www.wildmountain.com
Welch Mill Canoeing and Tubing
Address: 26389 County 7 Blvd. Welch, MN Phone: 800-657-6760 Web Site: http://www.welchmillcanoeandtube.com

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