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Minnesota whitewater, Cross River

Cook county, Forest Road 166 to falls above Highway 61 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-V     8.5 miles
  The nature scenery of Minnesota and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so don't forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's good length for a morning trip. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled
    as well. There's camping available near Cross River. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good spots for that around here. The Forest Road 166 to falls above Highway
61 stretch of Cross River in Cook County is 8.5 miles long and is a class II-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came.

Briefly about the general area:
Take a hike on the Honeymoon Trail; a visit to Temperance River State Park revives the spirit. Lots of people from Schroeder come to Cross River, and naturally, everybody loves George Crosby Manitou
 
State Park. This river is a great place to visit. Summertime at Cross River arrives with high temperatures in the 70's, and through the night it cools down to the 50's. Daytime highs during the winter are in the 10's; nighttime lows at Cross River through the wintertime typically plunge into the-10's. A common amount of rain falls here at Cross River. The month with most of the rain is June while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Cross River, Forest Road 166 to falls above Highway 61 road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Cross River.
 Whitewater Near Cross River:
Cross River, Cook County, 3 miles away
      Class II-V - 8.5 miles long (Forest Road 166 to falls above Highway 61)
Two Island River, Cook County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4.3 miles long (Cty 1 to Highway 61)
Temperance River, Cook County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 8.5 miles long (FR166 to Temperance River State Park)
Temperance River, Cook County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.5 miles long (Highway 2 and FR164 to FR166)
Manitou River, Lake County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.5 miles long (Cty 5 to falls above Highway 61)
Poplar River, Cook County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV+(V) - 2.2 miles long (Lutsen ski hill to Highway 61)
Baptism River, Lake County, 23 miles away
      Class II-V - 4.8 miles long (Eckbeck campground to Lake Superior)
Baptism River, Lake County, 23 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 5.2 miles long (Finland to Eckbeck campground)
Baptism River - West Br, Lake County, 27 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Route 1 to Finland)
Cascade River, Cook County, 29 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.5 miles long (Cascades of Cascade)
 Ski Areas Near Cross River:
Lutsen, Minnesota , 15 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 66 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 76 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 82 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 83 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Giants Ridge, Minnesota , 95 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 34 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 95 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Spirit Mountain, Minnesota , 97 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
 Hotels Near Cross River:
AmericInn Tofte, Tofte , 6 miles away
Lutsen Resort, Lutsen , 12 miles away
Caribou Highlands Lodge, Lutsen , 16 miles away
The Lutsen Mountain Inn, Lutsen , 16 miles away
Eagle Ridge Resort at Lutsen Mountains, Lutsen , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cross River:
Lamb's Campground and Resort, Schroeder, 3 miles away
Temperance River State Park, Schroeder, 4 miles away
Fourmile Lake, Schroeder, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Cross River:
Honeymoon Trail, Cook , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cross River:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 36 miles away
Temperance River State Park, Minnesota , 5 miles away
George Crosby Manitou State Park, Minnesota , 12 miles away
Tettegouche State Park, Minnesota , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cross River:
Superior National Lutsen-Golf, Lutsen , 15 miles away

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