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Blackhoof Rivere
Blackhoof River is located in Minnesota
Blackhoof River
Mouth of the Blackhoof River
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Carlton County
Physical characteristics
Main source Atkinson, Minnesota
46°36′58″N 92°34′48″W / 46.6160559°N 92.579916°W / 46.6160559; -92.579916
River mouth North Fork Nemadji River
Wrenshall, Minnesota
46°31′08″N 92°23′52″W / 46.5188321°N 92.3976940°W / 46.5188321; -92.3976940
Length 26.3-mile-long (42.3 km)
Basin features
River system Nemadji River

The Blackhoof River is a 26.3-mile-long (42.3 km) tributary of the North Fork Nemadji River in Carlton County, Minnesota, United States, flowing via the Nemadji River to Lake Superior.

"Black hoof" is the English translation of the native Ojibwe language name.


The Blackhoof River flows through the 4,025.9 acre Blackhoof Wildlife Management Area. Sections of the Blackhoof River have been designated as trout stream by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resoucrs. There are both steelhead and brook trout in the Blackhoof River.

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