National Wildlife Refuge System

UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER NATIONAL
WILDLIFE & FISH REFUGE

51 East 4th Street
Winona, MN, 55987
Phone: 507-452-4232
E-mail: uppermississippiriver@fws.gov

FINGER LAKES CANOE TRAIL - MINNESOTA

Trail Information

  • Length: 5.2 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more

Special Features

  • Series of 4 canoe trails in Winona District
  • Spectacular fishing
  • Designed as Eagle Scout project in 2011



GOOSE ISLAND INTERPRETIVE - WISCONSIN

Trail Information

  • Length: 1 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more

Special Features

  • Get outside and get active

GREAT RIVER STATE TRAIL - WISCONSIN

Trail Information

  • Length: 6 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Crushed limestone

Special Features

  • Part of the 24-mi Great River Bike Trail
  • Ride the trail to Trempeauleau Refuge
  • Open to cross-country skiing/snowshoeing



GREAT RIVER STATE - SPRING LAKE - ILLINOIS

Trail Information

  • Length: 11 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more

Special Features

  • Access at Spring Lake near Savanna, IL
  • Great River Trail follows Mississippi River for 60 mi between Rock Island and Savanna, IL




GREAT RIVER STATE -THOMPSON PRAIRIE - ILLINOIS

Trail Information

  • Length: 2 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more

Special Features

  • Perfect place to introduce someone to nature

HALFMOON LAKE CANOE TRAIL - MINNESOTA

Trail Information

  • Length: 4.7 Miles
  • Grade: Moderate
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more

Special Features

  • Moderate to difficult
  • Near Kellogg - scenic bluffs, forest, backwaters
  • Close encounters with river otters
  • Series of 4 canoe trails on refuge
  • Developed as Eagle Scout project in 2007

NELSON-TREVINO CANOE TRAIL - WISCONSIN

Trail Information

  • Length: 4.8 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more

Special Features

  • Uppermost of 4 canoe trails on refuge
  • Incredible fishing
  • Breathtaking views
  • Bird watching
  • Developed as Eagle Scout project in 2010

STURGEON SLOUGH - WISCONSIN

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.8 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more

Special Features

  • On north side of river bridge along HWY 18
  • Parking lot




VERCHOTA CANOE TRAIL - MINNESOTA

Trail Information

  • Length: 11 Miles
  • Grade: Moderate
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more

Special Features

  • For experienced paddlers
  • Explore off the main commercial channel
  • Lotus beds, side channels, slower pace
  • Evoke the days ot Tom Sawyer & Huck Finn


Last updated: October 28, 2010