Rochester Community Education
things to know for recreational canoeing/kayaking
For Canoe & Kayak rental outfitters for the Cannon, Zumbro and
Root Rivers in Southeastern Minnesota go to
Canoe & Kayak rental/outfitters
Tyrol Ski and Sports; canoe, kayak and paddle
board sales and rental.
1923 2nd Street S.W. Rochester, Mn. (507) 288-1683
Canoeing & Kayaking
DNR River interactive maps plus other information on DNR
maintained routes in Minnesota
River Level Reports (DNR Routes only)
DNR Rochester Office (507)
285-7176 for stream information and to report hazards that
impair safe paddling.
Southeastern Mn. River route information, maps
and river levels.
Minnesota Atlas &
Gazetteer (available at bookstores)
following are two mapping software packages that have
USGS mapping base for street, terrain and satellite
views. You can print your detailed route maps and
interface with GPS devices. Cost $$, but if you have use
for topo maps for paddling, hiking etc., as I do, they
are well worth the money.
There are free mapping sites on the internet such as
Google Maps, that have street, terrain, and satellite
Other Paddling Web Sites:
A great site for paddling information, paddling
forums and gear
Checklist for planning a paddling trip: