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Minnesota whitewater, Baptism River - West Br

Lake county, Route 1 to Finland section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     5 miles
  The nature scenery of Lake County and the water flowing gracefully down Baptism River - West Br are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The put-in 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. This section of Baptism River - West Br is 5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section. The average Minnesota whitewater rafting
    or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. You
might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. This stretch  
has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Baptism River - West Br is right by the Moosewalk Snowmobile Trail; a spree to Split Rock Lighthouse State Park revitalizes the soul. Take a hike on the North Shore Snowmobile Trail, and Tettegouche State Park is a fine place to stop by. This river is so wonderful. Here at Baptism River - West Br there are plenty of people from Finland. Summertime highs at Baptism River - West Br ordinarily tend to be in the 70's. For the period of the dark hours of summer temperatures drop down into the 50's.

Baptism River - West Br, Route 1 to Finland 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 - West Br.
 Whitewater Near Baptism River - West Br:
Baptism River, Lake County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 5.2 miles long (Finland to Eckbeck campground)
Baptism River - West Br, Lake County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Route 1 to Finland)
Baptism River, Lake County, 4 miles away
      Class II-V - 4.8 miles long (Eckbeck campground to Lake Superior)
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)
Beaver River - W.Br, Lake County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 2.7 miles long (CR3 to Glen Avon Falls)
Manitou River, Lake County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.5 miles long (Cty 5 to falls above Highway 61)
Split Rock River, Lake County, 15 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.9 miles long (Superior Hiking Trail to Highway 61)
Two Island River, Cook County, 21 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4.3 miles long (Cty 1 to Highway 61)
Cross River, Cook County, 23 miles away
      Class II-V - 8.5 miles long (Forest Road 166 to falls above Highway 61)
 Ski Areas Near Baptism River - West Br:
Lutsen, Minnesota , 40 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Giants Ridge, Minnesota , 71 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 34 runs
Spirit Mountain, Minnesota , 73 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 78 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 90 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 93 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 99 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Baptism River - West Br:
Silver Bay Marina, Silver Bay , 7 miles away
 Hotels Near Baptism River - West Br:
AmericInn Silver Bay, Silver Bay , 6 miles away
Cove Point Lodge, Beaver Bay , 9 miles away
Grand Superior Lodge, Two Harbors , 21 miles away
AmericInn Tofte, Tofte , 30 miles away
Superior Shores Resort, Two Harbors , 31 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Baptism River - West Br:
Finland State Forest - Finland Camp Ground, Finland, 3 miles away
Tetagouche Lake Campground, Lake County, 4 miles away
Wildhurst Lodge & Campgrounds, Finland, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Baptism River - West Br:
Moosewalk Snowmobile Trail, Lake , 2 miles away
North Shore Snowmobile Trail, Lake , 12 miles away
Powwoun Trail, Lake , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Baptism River - West Br:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 42 miles away
Tettegouche State Park, Minnesota , 3 miles away
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Minnesota , 13 miles away
George Crosby Manitou State Park, Minnesota , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Baptism River - West Br:
Silver Bay Golf Course, Silver Bay , 6 miles away

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