Longest Rivers in Minnesota

This is a listing of the longest rivers in Minnesota. The river lengths shown here are the lengths of each river within the borders of Minnesota. For example, the Mississippi River is actually 2,350 miles long (from Lake Itasca, Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico) yet only 681.3 miles of it flows within the borders of Minnesota.

Rank River Length (miles)
1 Mississippi River 681.3
2 Red River 457.1
3 Minnesota River 370.6
4 Rainy River 292.1
5 Red Lake River 252.8
6 Bigfork River 220.7
7 St. Louis River 197.1
8 Otter Tail River 195.7
9 North Fork Crow River 178.3
10 Wild Rice River 173.5
11 Rum River 168.7
12 Littlefork River 162.8
13 Chippewa River 159.0
14 Clearwater River 149.1
15 Cottonwood River 145.1
16 Root River 142.8
17 Buffalo River 133.4
18 Pomme de Terre River 129.4
19 St. Croix River 129.2
20 Des Moines River 127.4
21 Redwood River 125.8
22 Long Prairie River 121.7
23 Cannon River 120.6
24 Sauk River 119.3
25 Crow Wing River 118.7
26 Roseau River 116.6
27 Lac qui Parle River 113.9
28 Zumbro River 112.6
29 Blue Earth River 112.3
30 South Fork Crow River 111.6
31 Watonwan River 110.4
32 Le Sueur River 101.9
33 Snake River (St. Croix Basin) 101.4
34 Cloquet River 99.8
35 Sand Hill River 98.6
36 Rock River 88.9
37 Snake River (Red River Basin) 83.6
38 Kettle River 81.9
39 Two Rivers River 74.7
40 Pine River 73.8
41 Mustinka River 71.5
42 Thief River 71.0
43 Rapid River 70.1
44 Redeye River 62.7
45 Tamarac River 57.6
46 Cedar River 52.4
47 Leech Lake River 51.0
48 Upper Iowa River 50.4
49 Vermilion River 48.8
50 Marsh River 48.6
51 Grand Marais River 43.9
52 Nemadji River 32.8

Source: MN Department of Natural Resources.

Leave a Reply

Site Search
Custom Search