Minnesota DNR Maps.
Corps of Engineers Bound River Charts
These are the same charts used by commercial shipping. The two books of charts and shipping came to $69.90.
Paddling South: Winnipeg to New Orleans by Canoe by Rick Ransom
Mississippi Howl by Allan and Dianne Roden
Mississippi Solo: A River Quest by Eddy Harris
Mighty Miss: A Mississippi River Experience by Gary Hoffman
Also, Mississippi Madness: Canoeing the Mississippi-Missouri by Nicholas Francis and William Butcher. Each river occupies half the book. This is a “no holds barred” account. If you still want to go after reading this book, you’re ready.
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When you finish, you will have paddled over 2,350 miles and qualified as a Full-Fledged River Rat.