The Zumbro River flows through southeastern Minnesota and encounters a diverse array of natural communities.
This river tends to have a lively current, and paddlers must keep a lookout to avoid the many snags they're liable to encounter.
Tell me more about this river's landscape, wildlife, and history.
There are no major rapids, but paddling skills are needed in order to maneuver with the current and avoid snags. About rapids classes.
A river restoration project at the former Lake Shady in Oronoco will necessitate the closure of the river at the confluence of the Middle Fork and South Branch Zumbro River. There is no good portage around the project. The main branch of the Zumbro and the North Fork remain open. This project is expected to continue through this year.
There are also two log jams on the South Branch between Genoa and Co Rd. 3. You will need to portage around them until they can be removed.