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Cannon River Wilderness Area


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  1. Canoe Launch to the Cannon River
  2. Hiking Trail
  3. Horseback Trails
  4. Picnic Shelters
  5. Restrooms

The Cannon River Wilderness Area consists of approximately 850 acres of wooded river valley. The park is located 4 miles north of Faribault and extends along both sides of the Cannon River to a point about 5 miles south of Northfield.

South entrance: 3471 151st Street East, Faribault
North entrance: 13996 Cannon City Blvd, Northfield

Cannon Wilderness Park features

  • Five miles of hiking and horseback trails
  • Picnic area and shelter
  • Port-a-potty (May through October) 
  • No running water 
  • Wood beam footbridge across the Cannon River
  • Four primitive campsites
  • Canoe launch to the Cannon River
Cannon Wilderness Rules and Regulations
  • 3-day maximum stay
  • The sites are first come basis; no reservations
  • Trash removal is not be provided. Anything brought in needs to be removed (This includes all items brought in.)
  • Fire ring at each site (follow DNR rules on firewood)
  • Cannot burn any wood from the park