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Minnesota whitewater, Kadunce River

Cook county, Superior Hiking Trail footbridge to Highway 61 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     0.5 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Minnesota and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This section of Kadunce River in Minnesota is 0.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV-V section. This is an extremely short stretch
    so no need to bring snacks. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Superior Hiking Trail footbridge to Highway 61 section is one of them. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp.
No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near.

Briefly about the general area:
Paradise Beach is a beach near Kadunce River that you can check out; the nice folks of Grand Marais like to hang out nearby. Going for a hike on the Great Cherry Portage is always a good adventure.
 
Judge C.R. Magney State Park is a tremendous location to stop at, and you can go for a hike on the Lesser Cherry Portage. For the period of the summertime, highs usually are in the 70's at Kadunce River with overnight lows in the 50's. For the duration of the winter the highs are commonly in the 20's with winter lows in the 0's overnight here at Kadunce River. The amount of precipitation that falls at Kadunce River is close to the national average. September is when you get the most rain here while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Kadunce River, Superior Hiking Trail footbridge to Highway 61 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 Kadunce River.
 Whitewater Near Kadunce River:
Kadunce River, Cook County, 0 miles away
      Class IV-V - 0.5 miles long (Superior Hiking Trail footbridge to Highway 61)
Brule River, Cook County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV+(V) - 6 miles long (Sauna Bath Rapid to Highway 61)
Brule River, Cook County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III(V) - 18 miles long (Northern Light Lake to Sauna Bath Rapid)
Devil Track River, Cook County, 10 miles away
      Class II-V - 4.9 miles long (Maple Hill to Lake Superior)
Flute Reed River, Cook County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Cty 69 to Lake Superior)
Devil Track River, Cook County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.2 miles long (Devil Track Lake to Maple Hill)
Pigeon River, Cook County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.5 miles long (Partridge Falls to Poplar Creek Road)
Cascade River, Cook County, 26 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 3.5 miles long (FR157 to CR45)
Cascade River, Cook County, 26 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3.5 miles long (CR45 to Cascade River State Park)
Cascade River, Cook County, 26 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.5 miles long (Cascades of Cascade)
 Ski Areas Near Kadunce River:
Lutsen, Minnesota , 39 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 57 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 60 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Loch Lomond, Ontario , 60 miles away, 750 foot drop, 3 lifts, 14 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 61 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 62 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 67 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
 Marinas Near Kadunce River:
Grand Marais Recreation Area, Grand Marais , 13 miles away
 Beaches Near Kadunce River:
Paradise Beach, Cook , 6 miles away
 Hotels Near Kadunce River:
BEST WESTERN PLUS Superior Inn & Suites, Grand Marais , 12 miles away
East Bay Suites, Grand Marais , 12 miles away
Cascade Lodge, Lutsen , 26 miles away
Solbakken Resort On Superior, Lutsen , 34 miles away
Eagle Ridge Resort at Lutsen Mountains, Lutsen , 38 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Kadunce River:
East Colville Wildlife Management Area, Hovland, 5 miles away
Kimball Lake Campground, Cook County, 6 miles away
Superior #1, Grand Marais, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Kadunce River:
Great Cherry Portage, Cook , 14 miles away
Lesser Cherry Portage, Cook , 14 miles away
Vaseux Portage, Cook , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Kadunce River:
Grand Portage National Monument, Grand Marais - MN , 28 miles away
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 65 miles away
Judge C.R. Magney State Park, Minnesota , 7 miles away
Cascade River State Park, Minnesota , 26 miles away
Grand Portage State Park, Minnesota , 40 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Kadunce River:
Gunflint Hills Golf Course, Grand Marais , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Kadunce River
Trout Lake, Cook , 3 miles away

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