Paddle the Mississippi River Backwaters

Paddle the Mississippi River Backwaters

You are invited to join Refuge Ranger Ed on a paddle through the backwaters of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge) near Winona, MN. Join fellow paddlers on Saturday, May 19 at 2:00 p.m. at the McNally Landing for a two-hour adventure. This paddle is recommended for all experience levels.

McNally Boat Landing is located near Winona, MN on Prairie Island Road between the Lock and Dam 5A spillway and Minnesota City Boat Club. The GPS coordinates for the McNally Landing are 44°04`51.73"N 91°41`21.75"W.

Pre-registration is required by 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 by emailing or calling Ranger Ed Lagace at 507-494-6236 or The Refuge will provide canoes, paddles and PFDs for your use, or you can bring your own equipment.

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