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Minnesota whitewater, Baptism River

Lake county, Finland to Eckbeck campground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III(IV)     5.2 miles
  The Finland to Eckbeck campground section of Baptism River is 5.2 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-III(IV) section. If you're coming from Duluth it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The beautiful scenery of Lake County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great.
    A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Finland to Eckbeck campground section is just one of many. And
of course, there are campgrounds nearby. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Minnesota are harder than the national norm, so better not forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, but do book a room  
before you come because it is a very popular destination. This is a pretty decent length section, it's good length for a morning trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Baptism River without first going for a hike along the Moosewalk Snowmobile Trail. The smiling folks of Silver Bay like to hang out close by. Good hiking is available along the North Shore Snowmobile Trail; you without doubt should visit Tettegouche State Park since you're here. This is such a fun river. Baptism River is near George Crosby Manitou State Park which is a stunning site. Baptism River gets a common amount of rainfall.

Baptism River, Finland to Eckbeck campground 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 Baptism River.
 Whitewater Near Baptism River:
Baptism River, Lake County, 1 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 5.2 miles long (Finland to Eckbeck campground)
Baptism River, Lake County, 1 miles away
      Class II-V - 4.8 miles long (Eckbeck campground to Lake Superior)
Baptism River - West Br, Lake County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Route 1 to Finland)
Beaver River - E.Br, Lake County, 7 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 2.2 miles long (CR5 to CR4)
Beaver River, Lake County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2 miles long (confluence of E and W Branches to Highway 61)
Manitou River, Lake County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.5 miles long (Cty 5 to falls above Highway 61)
Beaver River - W.Br, Lake County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 2.7 miles long (CR3 to Glen Avon Falls)
Split Rock River, Lake County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.9 miles long (Superior Hiking Trail to Highway 61)
Two Island River, Cook County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4.3 miles long (Cty 1 to Highway 61)
Cross River, Cook County, 21 miles away
      Class II-V - 8.5 miles long (Forest Road 166 to falls above Highway 61)
 Ski Areas Near Baptism River:
Lutsen, Minnesota , 38 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 74 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Giants Ridge, Minnesota , 74 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 34 runs
Spirit Mountain, Minnesota , 75 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 89 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 89 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 95 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 97 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
 Marinas Near Baptism River:
Silver Bay Marina, Silver Bay , 5 miles away
 Hotels Near Baptism River:
AmericInn Silver Bay, Silver Bay , 5 miles away
Cove Point Lodge, Beaver Bay , 8 miles away
Grand Superior Lodge, Two Harbors , 21 miles away
AmericInn Tofte, Tofte , 28 miles away
Superior Shores Resort, Two Harbors , 33 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Baptism River:
Finland State Forest - Finland Camp Ground, Finland, 1 miles away
Finland State Forest - Eckbeck Camp Ground, Silver Bay, 1 miles away
Tettegouche State Park - Baptism River, Silver Bay, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Baptism River:
Moosewalk Snowmobile Trail, Lake , 5 miles away
North Shore Snowmobile Trail, Lake , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Baptism River:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 39 miles away
Tettegouche State Park, Minnesota , 1 miles away
George Crosby Manitou State Park, Minnesota , 12 miles away
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Minnesota , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Baptism River:
Silver Bay Golf Course, Silver Bay , 4 miles away

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