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Are there maps available showing mad-made structure (dams, etc) on the Root River? Or something that shows hotspots or discusses sections of the river. I know the Upper Iowa (near Decorah, IA) has information available that I have used successfully to locate areas of the river worth checking out. As someone who is travelling from Iowa City area, I do not have the advantage of being able to walk the many miles of river in SE MN in order to find my own "sweet spots". Would sure love any advice. Will be staying in Lanesboro over the weekend of Sept. 7-9.

Thanks all. And what a great site, might I add!

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webby, I responded to your other post.
To start, try the confluence(or that area) of the South Branch and Main branches of the Root.
Or, try the South Branch at the Carimona Bridge. Take 16 towards Spring Valley, left on COunty 11, stay left First bridge is the Carimona bridge. Fabulous stretch of trout water!! That should get you started!!
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As a person who canoes a few times a year on the Root, there is little for naviagational hazards other than pesky cows that stand in teh middle of the river on hot days. Contact the DNR and they can send you a free map outlining the Root River system. As far as maps are concerned, it's pretty decent.

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Thanks Jim W and Hopper as well. Unfortunately, it sounds as though a real gusher is on the way to your area in terms of rain. I am now attempting to determine whether a trip this weekend might better be rescheduled for a dryer time...

Be well, and thanks for the locational as well as DNR map tips!

Steve

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