Paddle the Backwaters with Ranger Ed

You are invited to join Refuge Ranger Ed on a paddle through the backwaters of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge near Winona, MN. Join fellow paddlers as they travel around the City of Winona’s Aghaming Park on Friday, August 24, 2018 beginning at 5:30 p.m. and returning by 8:00 p.m. The loop trail is approximately 6.5 miles and does include paddling against the river current for nearly half of the trip, therefore, some prior experience paddling is recommended.

Participants should meet at the kiosk on the north side of the Wagon Bridge which connects Latsch Island to Aghaming Park. The GPS coordinates for the kiosk are 44°03`37.15″N 91°37`50.03″W.

Registration is required by 4:00 p.m. Thursday, August 23 by calling or emailing 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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