Great River Rumble Will Visit the St. Croix this Summer

Paddlers are invited on the supported seven-day trip from Grantsburg to Red Wing, on the Mississippi.




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2012 River Rumble paddlers
2012 River Rumble paddlers on the Missouri River (photo by Gary Jean)

The Great River Rumble is a seven-day canoe and kayak trip held every year on the Mississippi or one of its tributaries. This year, the group will paddle the St. Croix from Grantsburg, Wisconsin to its confluence with the Mississippi, and then onward to Red Wing, Minnesota.

The trip website says, “We will paddle our way through some of the most scenic and least developed country in the Upper Midwest.  This trip involves an assisted portage near Taylors Falls.”

Paddlers will start at Grantsburg on July 27 and  finish at Red Wing on August 3, traveling 111 miles total over the seven days. The trip is organized by the nonprofit Midwest River Expeditions, and costs $150 for participants. View the trip brochure (PDF).


  • Baggage truck
  • Paddling tips
  • Camping stops with shower access
  • Daily shuttle of camping gear
  • Entertainment
  • Power boat escort on the river
  • Information center
  • Farewell party at the end of the trip


  • Saturday 7/27: Bus from Red Wing, MN to Grantsburg, WI
  • Sunday 7/28: Grantsburg, WI to Sunrise, MN – 18 mi
  • Monday 7/29: Sunrise, MN to Taylors Falls, MN – 18 mi
  • Tuesday 7/30: Taylors Falls, MN to Osceola, WI – 10 mi
  • Wednesday 7/31: Osceola, WI to Stillwater, MN – 21 mi
  • Thursday 8/1: Stillwater, MN to Hudson, WI – 7 mi
  • Friday 8/2: Hudson, WI to Prescott, WI – 17 mi
  • Saturday 8/3: Prescott, WI to Red Wing, MN – 20 mi
  • Saturday night: Farewell banquet in Red Wing, MN


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