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Minnesota whitewater, Snake River

Pine county, Cross Lake to confluence with St. Croix River. section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     12 miles
 
Hey I live on the snake river, and it is bombin. Says Tofer

hey ppl river rafting is fun but dangerous it's a once in a life time thing so go crazy and do it !!!! Says nicole ... ullneverno

If you're coming from Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The Cross Lake to confluence with St. Croix River. section of Snake
    River is 12 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. The scenic beauty of Minnesota and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. You can pitch a tent or park your
RV at a nearby campground. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your sleeping bag. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you  
might end up sleeping in your car. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Minnesota are often tougher than in other states, so don't forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the Sunrise Ferry Hiking Trail is always a glorious adventure; don't leave without visiting Wild River State Park. If you're dropping by Snake River from Brook Park, you won't be the only one. Snake River gets a normal amount of rain. The month with most of the rain is June; February is when it's the driest.

Snake River, Cross Lake to confluence with St. Croix River. 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 Snake River.
 Whitewater Near Snake River:
Snake River, Pine County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (Cross Lake to confluence with St. Croix River.)
Kettle River, Pine County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (below Big Eddy to St. Croix River)
St. Croix River, Burnett County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Nelson's Landing to Snake River Confluence)
Kettle River, Pine County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3 miles long (Banning State Park to Sandstone)
St. Croix River, Polk County, 25 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.2 miles long (Taylors Falls)
St. Croix River, Chisago County, 26 miles away
      Class II-III - 1 miles long (Taylor's Falls)
Snake River, Aitkin/Kanabec County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II - 28 miles long (Township Road to Mora)
 Ski Areas Near Snake River:
Wild Mountain, Minnesota , 24 miles away, 300 foot drop, 8 lifts, 25 runs
Trollhaugen, Wisconsin , 29 miles away, 260 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Afton Alps, Minnesota , 47 miles away, 350 foot drop, 18 lifts, 41 runs
Hyland, Minnesota , 59 miles away, 175 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
Buck Hill, Minnesota , 61 miles away, 309 foot drop, 11 lifts, 13 runs
Spirit Mountain, Minnesota , 62 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Welch Village, Minnesota , 62 miles away, 360 foot drop, 10 lifts, 60 runs
Giants Ridge, Minnesota , 92 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 34 runs
 Hotels Near Snake River:
Days Inn Hinckley, Hinckley , 10 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Hinckley, Hinckley , 10 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Finlayson, Finlayson , 17 miles away
AmericInn North Branch, North Branch , 18 miles away
Holiday Inn Express ST. CROIX VALLEY, Saint Croix Falls , 27 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Snake River:
Pokegama Lake RV Park, Pine City, 3 miles away
Chengwatana State Forest - Snake River Camp Ground, Brook Park, 5 miles away
Gov Knowles State Forest - St Croix Camp Ground, Grantsburg, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Snake River:
Sunrise Ferry Hiking Trail, Polk , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Snake River:
Saint Croix National Scenic River, Saint Croix Falls - WI , 26 miles away
Mississippi National River & Recreation Area, St. Paul - MN , 44 miles away
Wild River State Park, Minnesota , 8 miles away
Banning State Park, Minnesota , 18 miles away
Governor Knowles State Forest, Wisconsin , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Snake River:
Pine City Country Club, Pine City , 9 miles away
Grand National Golf Club, Hinckley , 10 miles away
Bulrush Golf Club, Rush City , 12 miles away

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