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Wisconsin whitewater, Montreal River

Iron county, Erickson Road to Saxon Falls Dam section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     16.7 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Wisconsin are easier than the national norm, so don't forget that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. The Erickson Road to Saxon Falls Dam stretch of Montreal River in Wisconsin is 16.7 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section. The nature scenery of Wisconsin and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here
    to paddle. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. There are so many stretches to paddle
in this river system, the Erickson Road to Saxon Falls Dam stretch is just one of many. There's camping available near Montreal River. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places. If you hurry you can run this stretch in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so why not pack your camp stove too.  
The beauty of the Gogebic Range is a great plus for this river. The starting point is not too far from Merrill, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to encounter some smiling people from Hurley here. Gotta ski! Whitecap Mountain is a glorious place to do that, and Island Lake is both glorious and picturesque. The surroundings of this river have so much to offer. Montreal River gets a typical amount of yearly rainfall. For the period of the month of August you get the most rain around here, and the driest month of the year is February.

Montreal River, Erickson Road to Saxon Falls Dam 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, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 16.7 miles long (Erickson Road to Saxon Falls Dam)
Montreal River, Iron/Geobegic County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.1 miles long (below Saxon Falls to Highway 122)
Montreal River - West Fork, Iron/Geobegic County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.3 miles long (Gile Falls to Highway 2)
Montreal River, Iron County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 3.2 miles long (Highway 2 to Erickson Road)
Potato River, Iron County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 6.1 miles long (Upson Falls to Foster Falls)
Potato River, Iron County, 12 miles away
      Class I-IV - 7.2 miles long (Foster Falls to Highway 169)
Black River, Gogebic County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 7.9 miles long (Narrows Park to Conglomerate Falls)
Powder Mill Creek, Gogebic County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV+ - 2 miles long (above Powderhorn Falls to Cty. 513)
Potato River, Iron/Ashland County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 6.5 miles long (Highway 169 to Potato River Road)
Tyler Forks, Iron County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 7.6 miles long (Moore Park to Vogues Road)
 Ski Areas Near Montreal River:
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 9 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 14 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 20 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 22 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 47 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 62 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 87 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 89 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Montreal River:
Days Inn Hurley, Hurley , 8 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Ironwood, Ironwood , 9 miles away
Comfort Inn Ironwood, Ironwood , 9 miles away
AmericInn Ironwood, Ironwood , 10 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Park Falls , 31 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Montreal River:
Little Girls Point Campground, Gogebic County, 4 miles away
Gile Park on Gile Flowage, Gile, 7 miles away
Curry Park, Ironwood, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Montreal River:
Rainbow Falls Trail, Gogebic , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Montreal River:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 40 miles away
Island Lake, Michigan , 12 miles away
Copper Falls State Park, Wisconsin , 25 miles away
Big Bay State Park, Wisconsin , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Montreal River:
Eagle Bluff Golf Club, Hurley , 5 miles away
Gogebic Country Club, Ironwood , 12 miles away
Boulder Creek Golf Course, Ironwood , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Montreal River
Lake Six, Iron , 14 miles away
Moose Lake, Iron , 15 miles away

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