Rum River State Water Trail

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East Central MN; Mille Lacs, Isanti, and Anoka Counties

DNR Parks and Trails
Central Regional Office
(651) 259-5841


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The Rum River flows south from Lake Mille Lacs 145 miles to its confluence with the Mississippi river in the city of Anoka.

Enjoy smallmouth bass along the river and northern pike near the headwaters as you relax in your canoe or near your campsite.

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The Rum is designated as a wild and scenic river.

Water levels are usually sufficient for canoeing, with Class I to Class II rapids throughout the summer. About rapids classes.

CAUTION! Construction Work Zone on Rum River in Cambridge!

The Highway 95 bridge over the Rum River in Cambridge (river mile 42.4) will be replaced beginning the week of April 28 and continue through November 2014. The river is open for recreational use, though please use extreme caution when approaching this work zone. Within working hours, construction workers will temporarily prevent passage through the work zone during unsafe conditions. Please watch for their guidance.

At any time approaching this area, be aware that construction equipment and hazardous conditions will be present in the river at times. The adjacent Cambridge Park Carry-in site will also be closed for the duration of the project.

For information on the status of the river travel in the work zone, call 320-223-6608.
Or, for the latest project information, please visit: construction information
Or, check for postings at access points upstream of this location for updates.


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