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Minnesota whitewater, Little Fork River

St. Louis county, CR914 to CR481 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     6.4 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Duluth, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The nature scenery of St. Louis County and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Minnesota tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. You might have to settle for
    a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. There's camping available near Little Fork River. On this section you do get some distance, it's good
length for a morning trip. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the CR914 to CR481 section is one of them. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. This stretch of Little Fork River is 6.4 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section.

Briefly about the general area:
Durant Rapids is a splendid local attraction, and there are plenty of
 
folks from Cook here at Little Fork River. Put some time aside to spend at Twite Rapids while you're here at Little Fork River. Little Fork River gets a normal amount of annual rain. Of all the months in a year June is the one with the most rain; February is the month with the least moisture. During the warmest time of the year highs here at Little Fork River reach the 70's. All through the dark hours of summer temperatures descend down into the 50's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 10's, and overnight lows in the-10's for Little Fork River.

Little Fork River, CR914 to CR481 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 Little Fork River.
 Whitewater Near Little Fork River:
Little Fork River, St. Louis County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.4 miles long (CR914 to CR481)
Little Fork River, St. Louis County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II(IV) - 23 miles long (Highway 73 to Samuelson Park)
Sturgeon River, St. Louis County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.4 miles long (CR766 to Highway 65)
Whitewater Outfitter - Spring Creek Outfitters, Saint Louis County, 18 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Vermilion River, St. Louis County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.5 miles long (Vermilion Dam to Twomile Creek)
Vermilion River, St. Louis County, 23 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.5 miles long (Eightmile Creek to Cty 24)
Vermilion River, St. Louis County, 25 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (FS491 to CR24)
St. Louis River, St. Louis County, 29 miles away
      Class I-II - 85 miles long (Highway 53 to Highway 33)
 Ski Areas Near Little Fork River:
Giants Ridge, Minnesota , 35 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 34 runs
Spirit Mountain, Minnesota , 65 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
 Hotels Near Little Fork River:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites MOUNTAIN IRON (VIRGINIA), Mountain Iron , 18 miles away
AmericInn Virginia, Virginia , 22 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Hibbing, Hibbing , 23 miles away
Hampton Inn Hibbing MN, Hibbing , 24 miles away
Super 8 Eveleth, Eveleth , 25 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Fork River:
Vermilion Motel and RV Park, Cook, 7 miles away
Ax-Handle Hound, Cook, 8 miles away
Vermilion Sunsets RV Park, Lake Vermilion, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Little Fork River:
Snake Trail, St. Louis , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Fork River:
Voyageurs National Park, International Falls - MN , 55 miles away
McCarthy Beach State Park, Minnesota , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Fork River:
Wolfridge Golf Course, Angora , 7 miles away
Vermilion Fairways, Cook , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Fork River
Pelican Lake, St. Louis , 9 miles away
Myrtle Lake, St. Louis , 13 miles away
Elephant Lake, St. Louis , 17 miles away

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