Platte River (Minnesota)
The Platte flows from Platte Lake in southeastern Crow Wing County and follows a generally southwestward course through eastern Morrison County, through the towns of Harding and Royalton. It flows into the Mississippi River in Benton County, about 3 miles (5 km) south of Royalton.
The Platte's largest tributary is the Skunk River, which joins it in Morrison County.
- U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed November 29, 2012
- Warren Upham (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 159.
- Waters, Thomas F. (1977). The Streams and Rivers of Minnesota. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. ISBN 0-8166-0960-8.