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This segment of the Mississippi requires some paddling skills in order to avoid snags, sweepers, and boulders.
Tell me more about this river's landscape, wildlife, and history.
Motor boats and barges often throw large wakes that can swamp unsuspecting canoeists. These wakes should not be taken broadside.
Because the river is so wide, the current can be deceptively swift. Approach the shore with caution.
Watch for dams, and know on which side to portage or lock. Stay close to shore as you prepare to enter or exit a lock, and do not cross the river directly above dams.
There are no major rapids. About rapids classes.