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Wisconsin whitewater, Montreal River

Iron county, Highway 2 to Erickson Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV(V)     3.2 miles
  This section of Montreal River is 3.2 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-IV(V) section of whitewater. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Merrill, as you can see on the road map further down. The scenic beauty of Wisconsin and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. There are some good hotels near the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Some people prefer
    whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. This river
system is full of great paddling stretches, the Highway 2 to Erickson Road stretch is just one of them. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. This is a pretty short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. You can pitch a tent or park your  
RV at a nearby campground. The beautiful Gogebic Range scenery is an added bonus.

Briefly about the general area:
Montreal River is right by the Rainbow Falls Trail, and the slopes of Big Powderhorn Mountain are so inviting nobody can resist. And if that's not sufficient there's lots more entertaining things to do in the Gogebic Range. This is a popular site for people from Gile, and you undeniably ought to go to Island Lake if you're here. This river has so much to offer. Montreal River gets a typical amount of precipitation. The month of June is the wettest with most of the rain while February is typically the driest month.

Montreal River, Highway 2 to Erickson Road 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 Montreal River.
 Whitewater Near Montreal River:
Montreal River, Iron County, 1 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 3.2 miles long (Highway 2 to Erickson Road)
Montreal River, Iron County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 16.7 miles long (Erickson Road to Saxon Falls Dam)
Montreal River - West Fork, Iron/Geobegic County, 3 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.3 miles long (Gile Falls to Highway 2)
Powder Mill Creek, Gogebic County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV+ - 2 miles long (above Powderhorn Falls to Cty. 513)
Black River, Gogebic County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 7.9 miles long (Narrows Park to Conglomerate Falls)
Black River, Gogebic County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.7 miles long (Cty 513 to Ramsay)
Montreal River, Iron/Geobegic County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.1 miles long (below Saxon Falls to Highway 122)
Black River, Gogebic County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 2.6 miles long (Conglomerate Falls to Lake Superior)
Black River, Gogebic County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.2 miles long (Ramsey to above Gabbro Falls)
Potato River, Iron County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 6.1 miles long (Upson Falls to Foster Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Montreal River:
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 8 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 14 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 14 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 16 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 41 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 66 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 82 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 94 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Montreal River:
Days Inn Hurley, Hurley , 1 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Ironwood, Ironwood , 2 miles away
Comfort Inn Ironwood, Ironwood , 3 miles away
AmericInn Ironwood, Ironwood , 4 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Park Falls , 32 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Montreal River:
Curry Park, Ironwood, 2 miles away
Gile Park on Gile Flowage, Gile, 3 miles away
Schomberg County Park, Ironwood, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Montreal River:
Rainbow Falls Trail, Gogebic , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Montreal River:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 46 miles away
Island Lake, Michigan , 12 miles away
Copper Falls State Park, Wisconsin , 31 miles away
Porcupine Mountains State Park, Michigan , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Montreal River:
Eagle Bluff Golf Club, Hurley , 4 miles away
Gogebic Country Club, Ironwood , 5 miles away
Boulder Creek Golf Course, Ironwood , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Montreal River
Moose Lake, Iron , 12 miles away
Lake Six, Iron , 13 miles away
McDonald Lake, Gogebic , 15 miles away

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