Chippewa River State Water Trail

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Southwestern MN; Swift and Chippewa Counties

DNR Parks and Trails
Southern Regional Office
(320) 796-2161


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Note! The bridge crossing the Chippewa River south of Montevideo on TH 7 is scheduled to be replaced. See where. Construction is scheduled to begin in February 2014 and last through June. The channel will remain open unless scheduled to be closed. Boaters should expect to encounter construction at the crossing. For information on channel closure contact 320-796-2161.

The Dakota called this river Maya-waka-wapan, or "remarkable river with steep places." Heavily wooded banks meander through farmland, and numerous bluffs—some 150 to 200 feet high—add to the beauty of the river.

Learn more about this area (Ortonville to Granite Falls)

Considered to be family friendly, it is primarily a flat water river with some riffles and Class I rapids. About rapids classes.

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