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Minnesota whitewater, Beaver River

Lake county, confluence of E and W Branches to Highway 61 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V+     2 miles
  The confluence of E and W Branches to Highway 61 stretch of Beaver River in Minnesota is 2 miles long and has been rated as a class IV-V+ section by American Whitewater. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. The wonderful Minnesota scenery and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come
    here to paddle. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. This is a bit of a short stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. There's camping
available near Beaver River. If you're coming from Duluth it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. No shortage of good hotels, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
for a hike along the North Shore Snowmobile Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this neighborhood. Lots of people from Beaver Bay come to Beaver River; don't leave without going to Tettegouche State Park. This is such a great river. Have a good hiking adventure along the Moosewalk Snowmobile Trail; a spree to Beaver River Falls will fill your spirit with splendid feelings. Split Rock Lighthouse State Park is a magnificent location to go if you're at Beaver River, and why not explore Beaver Bay also if you're here. The amount of precipitation that falls at Beaver River is close to the national average.

Beaver River, confluence of E and W Branches to Highway 61 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 Beaver River.
 Whitewater Near Beaver River:
Beaver River, Lake County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2 miles long (confluence of E and W Branches to Highway 61)
Beaver River - E.Br, Lake County, 1 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 2.2 miles long (CR5 to CR4)
Beaver River - W.Br, Lake County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 2.7 miles long (CR3 to Glen Avon Falls)
Baptism River, Lake County, 8 miles away
      Class II-V - 4.8 miles long (Eckbeck campground to Lake Superior)
Baptism River, Lake County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 5.2 miles long (Finland to Eckbeck campground)
Split Rock River, Lake County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.9 miles long (Superior Hiking Trail to Highway 61)
Baptism River - West Br, Lake County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Route 1 to Finland)
Manitou River, Lake County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.5 miles long (Cty 5 to falls above Highway 61)
Gooseberry River, Lake County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Cty 3 to Gooseberry Falls State Park)
Crow Creek, Lake County, 19 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Cty 3 to Lake Superior)
 Ski Areas Near Beaver River:
Lutsen, Minnesota , 45 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Spirit Mountain, Minnesota , 68 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Giants Ridge, Minnesota , 70 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 34 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 75 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 83 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 91 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 97 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 99 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
 Marinas Near Beaver River:
Silver Bay Marina, Silver Bay , 3 miles away
 Hotels Near Beaver River:
Cove Point Lodge, Beaver Bay , 1 miles away
AmericInn Silver Bay, Silver Bay , 3 miles away
Grand Superior Lodge, Two Harbors , 13 miles away
Superior Shores Resort, Two Harbors , 25 miles away
Country Inn Of Two Harbors, Two Harbors , 27 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Beaver River:
Silver Bay RV Parking, Silver Bay, 3 miles away
Tetagouche Lake Campground, Lake County, 5 miles away
Silver Bay KOA Kampground, Silver Bay, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Beaver River:
Moosewalk Snowmobile Trail, Lake , 7 miles away
North Shore Snowmobile Trail, Lake , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Beaver River:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 39 miles away
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Minnesota , 7 miles away
Tettegouche State Park, Minnesota , 9 miles away
Gooseberry Falls State Park, Minnesota , 12 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Beaver River:
Silver Bay Golf Course, Silver Bay , 5 miles away

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