Schoolcraft River

Schoolcraft River

The Schoolcraft River is a tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately 30 mi (48 km) long, in northern Minnesota in the United States. Although short, it is considered as the first major tributary of the Mississippi, since it is the first river that joins the Mississippi below its source that is nearly the same size as the Mississippi itself. The river is named after Henry Schoolcraft, who mapped the region and discovered nearby Lake Itasca as the source of the Mississippi in 1831. Its name in the Ojibwe language is "Ozaawindibe-ziibi" (Yellow-head River), named after Ozaawindib who guided Schoolcraft to the near-by "Omashkoozo-zaaga'igan" (Elk Lake), which Schoolcraft then named it Lake Itasca.

It rises in Schoolcraft Lake, in central Hubbard County just south of Lake George. It flows NNE through Paul Bunyan State Forest and through Plantagenet Lake . It joins the Mississippi just south of Bemidji, just before the Mississippi enters Lake Bemidji.

The river is a popular destination for recreational canoeing, and for recreation fishing of walleye.

ee also

*List of Minnesota rivers

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