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Row, row, row your boat, gently down the river. Or start up your engine and make your way to a favorite fishing spot. No matter what your favorite watercraft is, there are plenty of waterways to explore. Heck, that’s why we’re named Red Lake Riverland!

Don’t have all the necessary equipment to bring along? No worries. Several of our communities have bait shops, sporting goods stores, and even an outfitter or two.

Access Points

Click here for the MN DNR's Red Lake River map:

Click here for the Red Lake River Corridor's segment maps:


We've also compiled an interactive map of public access points and trails. The access points are sorted by type: Boat Launches (blue pins), Carry-ins (green pins), and Fishing Piers (red pins). Parks are labeled in green on the map.

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Canoe Rentals available. Transportation upon request with an additional fee. Serving the Red Lake River in Polk County from Red Lake Falls, MN to Fisher, MN.

208 Golf Terrace, Crookston, MN


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Call the City office during business hours (8 AM – 5PM M-F) for rental information. Paddlers and kayakers from the surrounding communities come to Fertile to explore the inside edition of the Sand Hills from the perspective of the river.


101 South Mill Street

Fertile, MN  56540


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Located in Grand Forks, the Boathouse on the Red provides reasonably-priced canoe and kayak rentals. Run by the nonprofit Ground Up Adventures,  which seeks to promote adventure-based activities for youth.

101 River Road

Grand Forks, ND

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This campground provides kayak and canoe rentals. Voyager's view also rents tubes and provides transportation for tubing trips down the Red Lake River.

18611 105th Ave. SW

Red Lake Falls, MN 56750


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Stand-up paddle board and kayak rentals, full or half days. Transportation and helpful instruction available.


1571 Hwy. 59 SE

Thief River Falls, MN


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