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Wisconsin whitewater, Montreal River - West Fork

Iron Geobegic county, Gile Falls to Highway 2 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     6.3 miles
  The Gile Falls to Highway 2 stretch of Montreal River - West Fork is 6.3 miles long and is a class II-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The natural beauty of Iron/Geobegic County and the playfulness of the water beats anything. The river winds through the Gogebic Range and you get great scenery. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. The put-in location is a short drive
    from Merrill, as you can see on the road map further down. This stretch is mid length, good for a one day paddling trip. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Wisconsin is often easier than elsewhere, so better not forget that
many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. No need to look hard for hotels, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of spots for that. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
Lots of folks from Montreal come to Montreal River - West Fork; when you're here it's always fun to go to Island Lake. Whohoo, so much entertaining stuff in one place! The Gogebic Range is unbeatable! You'll never forgive yourself if you donít go skiing at Whitecap Mountain if you're here. The amount of rainfall that falls at Montreal River - West Fork is close to the national average. August is when you get the most rain here, and the driest month is February. At Montreal River - West Fork throughout the warm months highs are in the 70's, and the nighttime is a little cooler of course, regularly in the 50's.

Montreal River - West Fork, Gile Falls to Highway 2 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 - West Fork.
 Whitewater Near Montreal River - West Fork:
Montreal River - West Fork, Iron/Geobegic County, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.3 miles long (Gile Falls to Highway 2)
Montreal River, Iron County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 16.7 miles long (Erickson Road to Saxon Falls Dam)
Montreal River, Iron County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 3.2 miles long (Highway 2 to Erickson Road)
Montreal River, Iron/Geobegic County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.1 miles long (below Saxon Falls to Highway 122)
Potato River, Iron County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 6.1 miles long (Upson Falls to Foster Falls)
Powder Mill Creek, Gogebic County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV+ - 2 miles long (above Powderhorn Falls to Cty. 513)
Black River, Gogebic County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 7.9 miles long (Narrows Park to Conglomerate Falls)
Black River, Gogebic County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.7 miles long (Cty 513 to Ramsay)
Potato River, Iron County, 15 miles away
      Class I-IV - 7.2 miles long (Foster Falls to Highway 169)
Black River, Gogebic County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 2.6 miles long (Conglomerate Falls to Lake Superior)
 Ski Areas Near Montreal River - West Fork:
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 10 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 11 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 18 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 20 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 45 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 65 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 83 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 90 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Montreal River - West Fork:
Days Inn Hurley, Hurley , 4 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Ironwood, Ironwood , 6 miles away
Comfort Inn Ironwood, Ironwood , 6 miles away
AmericInn Ironwood, Ironwood , 7 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Park Falls , 29 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Montreal River - West Fork:
Gile Park on Gile Flowage, Gile, 2 miles away
Curry Park, Ironwood, 5 miles away
Little Girls Point Campground, Gogebic County, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Montreal River - West Fork:
Rainbow Falls Trail, Gogebic , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Montreal River - West Fork:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 44 miles away
Island Lake, Michigan , 10 miles away
Copper Falls State Park, Wisconsin , 28 miles away
Big Bay State Park, Wisconsin , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Montreal River - West Fork:
Eagle Bluff Golf Club, Hurley , 1 miles away
Gogebic Country Club, Ironwood , 9 miles away
Boulder Creek Golf Course, Ironwood , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Montreal River - West Fork
Moose Lake, Iron , 11 miles away
Lake Six, Iron , 11 miles away
McDonald Lake, Gogebic , 18 miles away

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