Class I Grand River, MO/IA

Grand River (Iowa-Missouri Border to Missouri River)

The Grand River of Missouri forms in Iowa, near the state line, at the confluences of three forks. The West and East Forks rise just south of Creston in Union County, Iowa. The Middle Fork rises at Mount Ayr, Iowa in Ringgold County, Iowa. The three forks merge just south of Albany, Missouri in Gentry County, where they become the Grand River. The Grand River Basin has more than 1,000 third order or higher streams, with the largest confluence at Chillicothe, where the Thompson River and Shoal, Medicine, and Locust creeks merge with the river. (

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Trip Length Multiday, 382.0 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping Yes
Manager State, Missouri Department of Conservation
Wild & Scenic No
Water Trail Yes
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