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Minnesota whitewater, Amity Creek

St Louis county, Skyline Pkwy to Lester River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     2.4 miles
  The Skyline Pkwy to Lester River section of Amity Creek in St Louis County is 2.4 miles long and it is classified as a class IV-V section by American Whitewater. The wonderful St Louis County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Duluth, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. No need to look hard for hotels, but
    you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. This is a somewhat short section so it's not like
you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so don't forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of  
people coming here. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to encounter some smiling people from Superior here. A journey to Amnicon Falls State Park when you're here at Amity Creek is never a bad idea. A common amount of rain falls here at Amity Creek. June is when you get the most rain here, and February on the other hand is the driest. Summertime at Amity Creek comes with high temperatures in the 70's; the nighttime is a little colder of course, regularly in the 50's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 10's while the cold winter nights at Amity Creek are in the-10's.

Amity Creek, Skyline Pkwy to Lester River road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Amity Creek.
 Whitewater Near Amity Creek:
Amity Creek, St Louis County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.4 miles long (Skyline Pkwy to Lester River)
Lester River, St. Louis County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (Lester River Road to Superior St.)
French River, St. Louis County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.2 miles long (Cty 33 to Ryan Road)
Big Sucker River, St. Louis County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 5.6 miles long (Cty 33 to Lake Superior)
Amnicon River, Douglas County, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV+ - 5.7 miles long (Anderson Hill Road to Cty U)
Knife River, Lake/St. Louis County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5.5 miles long (Cty 102 to Lake Superior)
Black River, Douglas County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 4.8 miles long (Little Manitou Falls to Rail Road bridge)
Midway River, Scanlon County, 26 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Highway 61 to Thomson Reservoir)
Stewart River, Lake County, 26 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 4.9 miles long (CR2 to Highway 61)
St. Louis River, Carlton County, 29 miles away
      Class II-V - 3.25 miles long (CR210 to Oldenburg Point)
 Ski Areas Near Amity Creek:
Spirit Mountain, Minnesota , 16 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Giants Ridge, Minnesota , 40 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 34 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 77 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Wild Mountain, Minnesota , 82 miles away, 300 foot drop, 8 lifts, 25 runs
Trollhaugen, Wisconsin , 82 miles away, 260 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 97 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
 Marinas Near Amity Creek:
Lakehead Boat Basin, Duluth , 7 miles away
Harbor Cove Marina, Duluth , 13 miles away
Spirit Lake Marine, Duluth , 15 miles away
Knife River Marina, Knife River , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Amity Creek:
Edgewater Hotel And Waterpark, Duluth , 4 miles away
Days Inn Duluth Lakewalk, Duluth , 4 miles away
Beacon Pointe Resort, Duluth , 5 miles away
Fitgers Inn, Duluth , 6 miles away
Sheraton Duluth Hotel, Duluth , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Amity Creek:
Lakehead Boat Basin, Duluth, 7 miles away
Nemadji Trailer Court, Superior, 8 miles away
Manning Manor Mobile Home Park, Superior, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Amity Creek:
Amnicon Falls State Park, Wisconsin , 13 miles away
Pattison State Park, Wisconsin , 16 miles away
Jay Cooke State Park, Minnesota , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Amity Creek:
Enger Park Golf Course, Duluth , 1 miles away
Northland Country Club, Duluth , 3 miles away
Far Par Golf, Duluth , 5 miles away

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