Manitou River (Minnesota)

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Manitou River
Origin Delay Lake, east of Isabella, Minnesota
Mouth Lake Superior
Basin countries United States
Source elevation 1,953 feet (595 m)
Mouth elevation 602 feet (183 m)

The Manitou River is a 24.9-mile-long (40.1 km)[1] river in northern Minnesota, which drains into Lake Superior along its north shore about three miles northeast of Little Marais. It flows southeast through the Superior National Forest, Finland State Forest, and George H. Crosby Manitou State Park in Lake County.[2]

The Caribou River watershed is adjacent to the east, while to the west is the Baptism River. The Isabella River, which is a part of the Hudson Bay watershed, is to the north across the Laurentian Divide.[2]

The Superior Hiking Trail crosses the Manitou River within George H. Crosby Manitou State Park.

The Manitou River contains rainbow trout and brook trout.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed May 7, 2012
  2. ^ a b "Finland State Forest/Moose Walk Snowmobile Area" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  3. ^ "A Fishing Guide to Lake Superior and North Shore Trout Streams" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 

Coordinates: 47°26′34″N 91°03′50″W / 47.4427°N 91.0640°W / 47.4427; -91.0640