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Wisconsin whitewater, Montreal River

Iron Geobegic county, below Saxon Falls to Highway 122 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     3.1 miles
  The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Wisconsin are often more forgiving than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The below Saxon Falls to Highway 122 stretch of Montreal River in Iron/Geobegic County is 3.1 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. The wonderful Iron/Geobegic County scenery and the beautiful
    way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. The below Saxon Falls to Highway 122 section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. If you're coming from Merrill it's not a long
drive at all to the starting location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. 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. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. This section is quite short so no need to bring snacks. The wild scenery of the Gogebic Range is great. Getting a good  
workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. 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:
Saxon Falls is always fun to check out; you'll probably meet some people from Hurley here. Now, you may think that's heaps but there's even more fun things to do here in the Gogebic Range. A short tour to Saxon Falls is always worthwhile; pretty scenery and magnificent skiing is what you acquire at Whitecap Mountain. This river is so perfect. Montreal River is in close proximity to Island Lake which is a delightful site.

Montreal River, below Saxon Falls to Highway 122 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/Geobegic County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.1 miles long (below Saxon Falls to Highway 122)
Potato River, Iron County, 7 miles away
      Class I-IV - 7.2 miles long (Foster Falls to Highway 169)
Potato River, Iron County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 6.1 miles long (Upson Falls to Foster Falls)
Potato River, Iron/Ashland County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 6.5 miles long (Highway 169 to Potato River Road)
Tyler Forks, Iron County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 7.6 miles long (Moore Park to Vogues Road)
Montreal River, Iron County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 16.7 miles long (Erickson Road to Saxon Falls Dam)
Montreal River - West Fork, Iron/Geobegic County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.3 miles long (Gile Falls to Highway 2)
Montreal River, Iron County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 3.2 miles long (Highway 2 to Erickson Road)
Tyler Forks, Ashland County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.8 miles long (Gehrman Creek to Brownstone Falls)
Bad River, Ashland County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 18.8 miles long (Devil's Gate footbridge to Elm Hoist Road)
 Ski Areas Near Montreal River:
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 7 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 21 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 28 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 30 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 53 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 57 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 84 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 91 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
 Hotels Near Montreal River:
Days Inn Hurley, Hurley , 15 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Ironwood, Ironwood , 16 miles away
Comfort Inn Ironwood, Ironwood , 16 miles away
AmericInn Ironwood, Ironwood , 18 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Park Falls , 30 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Montreal River:
Saxon Harbor County Park, Saxon, 3 miles away
Little Girls Point Campground, Gogebic County, 6 miles away
Weber Lake County Park, Upson, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Montreal River:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 33 miles away
Island Lake, Michigan , 15 miles away
Copper Falls State Park, Wisconsin , 19 miles away
Big Bay State Park, Wisconsin , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Montreal River:
Eagle Bluff Golf Club, Hurley , 11 miles away
Gogebic Country Club, Ironwood , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Montreal River
Lake Six, Iron , 17 miles away
Moose Lake, Iron , 19 miles away

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