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At Lake Itasca, the Mississippi River begins its 2,350-mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico. From Lake Itasca to Cass Lake, the river is surrounded by wilderness and does not have dangerous rapids, making it excellent for beginning paddlers.
Tell me more about this river's landscape, wildlife, and history.
There are no major rapids, but cattails and wild rice choke the river upstream of Lake Irving by July. About rapids classes.