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Minnesota whitewater, Temperance River

Cook county, Highway 2 and FR164 to FR166 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     6.5 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Minnesota and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Minnesota are harder than the national norm, so don't forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. The Highway 2 and FR164 to FR166 section of Temperance River
    in Minnesota is 6.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Highway 2 and FR164 to FR166 section is one of them. This section
is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's good length for a morning trip. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places.

Briefly about
 
the general area:
Temperance River State Park is a perfect place, and if you're stopping by from Tofte, you won't be the only one. Take a hike on the Honeymoon Trail, and if you like skiing, you're in luck; Lutsen is reasonably near. This river has it all. Through the warm days of summer here at Temperance River, high temperatures mostly get into the 70's, and throughout summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. The winter comes with highs in the 10's with temperatures at Temperance River dipping down into the-10's during winter nights. Temperance River gets a common amount of rain.

Temperance River, Highway 2 and FR164 to FR166 road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Temperance River.
 Whitewater Near Temperance River:
Temperance River, Cook County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.5 miles long (Highway 2 and FR164 to FR166)
Temperance River, Cook County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 8.5 miles long (FR166 to Temperance River State Park)
Cross River, Cook County, 8 miles away
      Class II-V - 8.5 miles long (Forest Road 166 to falls above Highway 61)
Poplar River, Cook County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV+(V) - 2.2 miles long (Lutsen ski hill to Highway 61)
Two Island River, Cook County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4.3 miles long (Cty 1 to Highway 61)
Manitou River, Lake County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.5 miles long (Cty 5 to falls above Highway 61)
Cascade River, Cook County, 23 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.5 miles long (Cascades of Cascade)
Cascade River, Cook County, 24 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3.5 miles long (CR45 to Cascade River State Park)
Cascade River, Cook County, 24 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 3.5 miles long (FR157 to CR45)
Baptism River, Lake County, 29 miles away
      Class II-V - 4.8 miles long (Eckbeck campground to Lake Superior)
 Ski Areas Near Temperance River:
Lutsen, Minnesota , 10 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 68 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 , 81 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 83 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 93 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Giants Ridge, Minnesota , 100 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 34 runs
 Hotels Near Temperance River:
AmericInn Tofte, Tofte , 6 miles away
Caribou Highlands Lodge, Lutsen , 10 miles away
The Lutsen Mountain Inn, Lutsen , 11 miles away
Eagle Ridge Resort at Lutsen Mountains, Lutsen , 12 miles away
Solbakken Resort On Superior, Lutsen , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Temperance River:
Temperance River Campground, Cook County, 2 miles away
Temperance River State Park, Schroeder, 6 miles away
Toohey Lake, Schroeder, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Temperance River:
Honeymoon Trail, Cook , 5 miles away
Rib Lake Trail, Cook , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Temperance River:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 40 miles away
Temperance River State Park, Minnesota , 6 miles away
George Crosby Manitou State Park, Minnesota , 18 miles away
Cascade River State Park, Minnesota , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Temperance River:
Superior National Lutsen-Golf, Lutsen , 11 miles away

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