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Minnesota whitewater, St. Croix River

Chisago county, Taylor's Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     1 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington. The average Minnesota whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. The wonderful Chisago County scenery and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This section of St. Croix River is 1 miles long
    and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. This is an extremely short section so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on
the river in one stretch. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you won't find many other paddling places. Lodging is available near the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Taylor's Falls section is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to encounter some
 
fine people from Saint Croix Falls here. William O'Brien State Park is a wonderful place to pop by on a wonderful day, and Saint Croix Dalles is also a good location to explore. This is a great river. Don't miss out on a trip to Saint Croix National Scenic River if you're here at St. Croix River, and why not head up to Wild Mountain and strap some skis to your feet. Going to Interstate State Park in the vicinity of St. Croix River is a great thing to do. Throughout the summer at St. Croix River highs are generally in the 80's. For the duration of the dark hours of summer temperatures descend down into the 60's.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near St. Croix River.
 Whitewater Near St. Croix River:
St. Croix River, Polk County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.2 miles long (Taylors Falls)
Apple River, St.Croix County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 2 miles long (Somerset)
Apple River, Polk County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Little Falls)
St. Croix River, Burnett County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Nelson's Landing to Snake River Confluence)
Kettle River, Pine County, 28 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (below Big Eddy to St. Croix River)
Snake River, Pine County, 30 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (Cross Lake to confluence with St. Croix River.)
 Ski Areas Near St. Croix River:
Wild Mountain, Minnesota , 2 miles away, 300 foot drop, 8 lifts, 25 runs
Trollhaugen, Wisconsin , 3 miles away, 260 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Afton Alps, Minnesota , 29 miles away, 350 foot drop, 18 lifts, 41 runs
Welch Village, Minnesota , 42 miles away, 360 foot drop, 10 lifts, 60 runs
Buck Hill, Minnesota , 56 miles away, 309 foot drop, 11 lifts, 13 runs
Hyland, Minnesota , 57 miles away, 175 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
Spirit Mountain, Minnesota , 70 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 87 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
 Marinas Near St. Croix River:
Wild River Marina, Saint Croix Falls , 1 miles away
Milltown Dock & Marine Service Center, Milltown , 11 miles away
Marine Landing, Marine On Saint Croix , 14 miles away
Mort's Marina, Amery , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near St. Croix River:
Holiday Inn Express ST. CROIX VALLEY, Saint Croix Falls , 2 miles away
Luck Country Inn, Luck , 13 miles away
AmeriVu Inn And Suites New Richmond, New Richmond , 15 miles away
AmericInn New Richmond, New Richmond , 16 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Hudson , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near St. Croix River:
Interstate State Park - North Camp Ground, Taylors Falls, 1 miles away
Interstate State Park - North Camp Ground, Taylors Falls, 2 miles away
Interstate State Park, Taylors Falls, 2 miles away
 Trails Near St. Croix River:
Sunrise Ferry Hiking Trail, Polk , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near St. Croix River:
Saint Croix National Scenic River, Saint Croix Falls - WI , 0 miles away
Mississippi National River & Recreation Area, St. Paul - MN , 38 miles away
Interstate State Park, Minnesota , 2 miles away
William O'Brien State Park, Minnesota , 13 miles away
Wild River State Park, Minnesota , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near St. Croix River:
St Croix Valley Golf Course, Saint Croix Falls , 2 miles away
Krooked Kreek Golf Course, Osceola , 5 miles away
Countryside Golf Course, Shafer , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near St. Croix River
Cedar Lake, St. Croix , 10 miles away
Little Butternut Lake, Polk , 12 miles away
Balsam Lake, Polk , 14 miles away

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