Red Cedar River Corridor

Red Cedar River

Red Cedar River Background

The Red Cedar River is approximately 51.1 miles long and drains a watershed of about 461 square miles in the Lansing-East Lansing metropolitan area and rural areas to the east. The Red Cedar River is a campus icon and a staple of MSU's landscape. 


  • To improve access for educational and recreational activities pertaining to the river,

  • To establish a buffer zone of native plant species to reduce bacterial contamination and mitigate erosion,

  • To promote and improve the habitat and ecosystems of species living in or near the river.