From it’s source at Wesleamakoon Lake, the Little Mississippi River meanders, serpent-like, through McAurther’s Mills and the Little Mississippi Conservation Area to eventually meet in Conroy Marsh Conservation Area with the York River, just south of the Madawaska River, above Palmer Rapids. 

Due to the remoteness of this river, there are only a few access points along its shores. 

Put-ins/take-outs: Just down-stream from McArthur Mills. At the Little Mississippi Tent and Trailer Park or Haryet's Landing. At the Bridge on Burnt Bridge Road. On McPhee Bay Rd(on the Madawaska River). google map link to the Little Mississippi River (please note that google has the Little Mississippi River wrongly named the Madawaska River).

If paddling downstream from McArthur Mills, it is advised to do so before the river drops with late summer low waters, some of the marshy areas can get clogged up with weeds. Below Haryet's Landing, and the Little Mississippi Tent and Trailer Park, there are two poorly maintained portages, one at Davies Rapids, and the other at Loney's Chute(if you zoom in on google maps, these are labelled).

We enjoy putting in at on the Burnt Bridge Rd, and paddling up or down the Little Mississippi - a great half day paddle from the Burnt Bridge to Loney's Chute and back. Turn it to a full day: enjoy a shore lunch and fire, swimming, fishing, bird and nature watching/photography. link to Accidental Canoeist trip

Going downstream from the bridge, the Little Mississippi River enters into the magical Conroy Marsh - a day trip to paddle all the way to the Madawaska River, or enjoy a half day to explore the marsh and return to the Burnt Bridge(link to the Accidental Canoeist Trip).

A historic trade route, the Little Mississippi River provided the Iroquois access to the Madawaska Valley, from the south, during the ‘Indian Wars’ of 1649 when a running death battle was waged against the Algonquin, from Negeek(Megeek) Lake, near Combermere, and up the Little Mississippi River. Visit the Mission House Museum (Combermere,Ontario) Virtual Exhibit The Madawaska River-lifeblood of the formation of Combermere to learn about 'the Indian Wars of 1649'

The Little Mississippi is a beautiful paddle, through basically undeveloped private and crown land and conservation areas. Expect to see more wildlife than people!