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Wisconsin whitewater, St. Croix River

Burnett county, Nelson's Landing to Snake River Confluence section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     8 miles
  The average Wisconsin whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so don't forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. This stretch of St. Croix River is 8 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. Great exercise and just hanging out
    with mother nature are great reasons to come. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.
This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip. The beautiful scenery of Burnett County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The starting point is not too far from Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, as you can see on the road map further down.

Briefly about the general
 
area:
There are plenty of folks from Grantsburg here at St. Croix River. Going to Governor Knowles State Forest in the vicinity of St. Croix River is a great thing to do. Going for a hike along the Minnesota-Wisconsin Boundary State Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this neighborhood. Wild River State Park is a great place to explore on a beautiful day. St. Croix River gets a common amount of annual rainfall. Of all the months in a year June is the one with the most rain; February meanwhile is the driest month. At St. Croix River throughout the days of summer highs are in the 80's.

St. Croix River, Nelson's Landing to Snake River Confluence 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 St. Croix River.
 Whitewater Near St. Croix River:
St. Croix River, Burnett County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Nelson's Landing to Snake River Confluence)
Kettle River, Pine County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (below Big Eddy to St. Croix River)
Snake River, Pine County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (Cross Lake to confluence with St. Croix River.)
Kettle River, Pine County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3 miles long (Banning State Park to Sandstone)
Lower Tamarack River, Pine County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.2 miles long (Highway 25 to Highway 48/77)
St. Croix River, Chisago County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III - 1 miles long (Taylor's Falls)
St. Croix River, Polk County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.2 miles long (Taylors Falls)
 Ski Areas Near St. Croix River:
Wild Mountain, Minnesota , 22 miles away, 300 foot drop, 8 lifts, 25 runs
Trollhaugen, Wisconsin , 26 miles away, 260 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Afton Alps, Minnesota , 49 miles away, 350 foot drop, 18 lifts, 41 runs
Spirit Mountain, Minnesota , 54 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Welch Village, Minnesota , 63 miles away, 360 foot drop, 10 lifts, 60 runs
Hyland, Minnesota , 66 miles away, 175 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
Buck Hill, Minnesota , 67 miles away, 309 foot drop, 11 lifts, 13 runs
Giants Ridge, Minnesota , 87 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 34 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 94 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near St. Croix River:
Days Inn Hinckley, Hinckley , 16 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Hinckley, Hinckley , 16 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Finlayson, Finlayson , 18 miles away
Luck Country Inn, Luck , 21 miles away
Lodge At Crooked Lake, Siren , 24 miles away
 Campgrounds Near St. Croix River:
Chengwatana State Forest - Snake River Camp Ground, Brook Park, 5 miles away
St Croix State Park - Bear Creek Camp, Grantsburg, 5 miles away
Sandrock Cliff Campground, Burnett County, 5 miles away
 Trails Near St. Croix River:
Minnesota-Wisconsin Boundary State Trail, Pine , 11 miles away
Sunrise Ferry Hiking Trail, Polk , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near St. Croix River:
Saint Croix National Scenic River, Saint Croix Falls - WI , 23 miles away
Mississippi National River & Recreation Area, St. Paul - MN , 50 miles away
Governor Knowles State Forest, Wisconsin , 9 miles away
Wild River State Park, Minnesota , 11 miles away
St. Croix State Park, Minnesota , 12 miles away
 Golf Courses Near St. Croix River:
Grantsburg Golf Course, Grantsburg , 5 miles away
Grand National Golf Club, Hinckley , 15 miles away
Sandstone Area Country Club, Sandstone , 17 miles away

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