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Minnesota whitewater, Baptism River

Lake county, Eckbeck campground to Lake Superior section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-V     4.8 miles
  This section of Baptism River in Lake County is 4.8 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-V section of whitewater. The scenic beauty of Lake County and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. The Eckbeck campground to Lake Superior stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. There are
    many good hotels to choose from, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Minnesota are often more challenging than in other states,
so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. The campgrounds here at Baptism River are pretty good. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, you can easily run it on an afternoon. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling rivers. The put-in location is a short drive from Duluth, as you  
can see on the road map further down.

Briefly about the general area:
There's pleasant hiking along the Moosewalk Snowmobile Trail, and the beauty of mother nature reveals herself at Illgen Falls. Tettegouche State Park is a splendid site to stretch your legs a bit, and the North Shore Snowmobile Trail offers hiking at its best. This is a great river. George Crosby Manitou State Park is a delightful place any time of year; you'll probably meet some people from Silver Bay here. Baptism River gets a normal amount of annual rainfall. The wettest month of the year is commonly June, that's the one that rains the most, and February is when it's the driest.

Baptism River, Eckbeck campground to Lake Superior road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Baptism River.
 Whitewater Near Baptism River:
Baptism River, Lake County, 1 miles away
      Class II-V - 4.8 miles long (Eckbeck campground to Lake Superior)
Baptism River, Lake County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 5.2 miles long (Finland to Eckbeck campground)
Beaver River - E.Br, Lake County, 8 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 2.2 miles long (CR5 to CR4)
Baptism River - West Br, Lake County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Route 1 to Finland)
Beaver River, Lake County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2 miles long (confluence of E and W Branches to Highway 61)
Manitou River, Lake County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.5 miles long (Cty 5 to falls above Highway 61)
Beaver River - W.Br, Lake County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 2.7 miles long (CR3 to Glen Avon Falls)
Split Rock River, Lake County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.9 miles long (Superior Hiking Trail to Highway 61)
Two Island River, Cook County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4.3 miles long (Cty 1 to Highway 61)
Cross River, Cook County, 21 miles away
      Class II-V - 8.5 miles long (Forest Road 166 to falls above Highway 61)
 Ski Areas Near Baptism River:
Lutsen, Minnesota , 37 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 72 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Spirit Mountain, Minnesota , 75 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Giants Ridge, Minnesota , 76 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 34 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 87 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 87 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 93 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 95 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
 Marinas Near Baptism River:
Silver Bay Marina, Silver Bay , 5 miles away
 Hotels Near Baptism River:
AmericInn Silver Bay, Silver Bay , 5 miles away
Cove Point Lodge, Beaver Bay , 8 miles away
Grand Superior Lodge, Two Harbors , 20 miles away
AmericInn Tofte, Tofte , 27 miles away
Superior Shores Resort, Two Harbors , 33 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Baptism River:
Tettegouche State Park - Baptism River, Silver Bay, 1 miles away
Finland State Forest - Eckbeck Camp Ground, Silver Bay, 1 miles away
Tettegouche State Park - Lake Superior Cart-in, Silver Bay, 1 miles away
 Trails Near Baptism River:
Moosewalk Snowmobile Trail, Lake , 7 miles away
North Shore Snowmobile Trail, Lake , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Baptism River:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 36 miles away
Tettegouche State Park, Minnesota , 3 miles away
George Crosby Manitou State Park, Minnesota , 11 miles away
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Minnesota , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Baptism River:
Silver Bay Golf Course, Silver Bay , 3 miles away

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