the quiet serenity of paddling one of our many lakes or rivers by canoe or
kayak. The OtterTail River Sate Water Trail begins here in Becker County at
Rochert as it winds it's way to Breckenridge, a 157 mile trip through
beautiful Minnesota scenery.
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|Otter Tail River Water Trail
The Otter Tail River Water Trail is 157 river miles of
Minnesota’s eighth-longest river. Located in west central
Minnesota, this river is unique because it flows through three
of four biomes in the state. The Otter Tail begins in Becker
County in Elbow Lake, moves southerly and then westerly, first
through the Coniferous Forest, then the Deciduous Forest and
finally the Prairie Grassland biome. Paddlers enjoying this
river will be able to see distinct differences between the
biomes, particularly in the tree types and water color.
The river encounters a number of lakes as it flows westward.
It joins with the Red River of the North, at Breckenridge, which
forms the Minnesota-North Dakota boundary. The Otter Tail River
contains no major rapids.
For more information, visit the MN DNR
Otter Tail River Water Trail page.
State Water Trail Map:
Otter Tail River Water Trail Map
(from MN DNR)