Sand Hill River

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Sand Hill River
Sand Hill River Climax Minnesota.jpg
Country United States
State Minnesota
Region Northwestern Minnesota
City Rindal, Fertile, Climax
Source Sand Hill Lake
 - location Near Fertile, MN
Mouth Red River of the North
 - location Climax, MN
Length 101 mi (163 km)
Basin 475 sq mi (1,230 km2)

The Sand Hill River is a 101-mile-long (163 km)[1] tributary of the Red River of the North in northwestern Minnesota in the United States. Via the Red River, Lake Winnipeg, and the Nelson River, it is part of the watershed of Hudson Bay, and drains an area of 475 square miles (1,230 km2).


The Sand Hill River flows generally west from its source, Sand Hill Lake, near the town of Fosston in Polk County, dipping south through Mahnomen County and Norman County before returning to Polk County and passing the towns of Rindal, Fertile, and Climax. It flows into the Red River of the North 2 miles (3 km) west of Climax.

Sand Hill River Drop Structure.jpg

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed June 8, 2011