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Minnesota whitewater, Cascade River

Cook county, Cascades of Cascade section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V+     0.5 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Minnesota and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This section of Cascade River is 0.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class V+ section. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Cascades of Cascade section is just one of them. The campgrounds here at Cascade River are pretty good. This is an extremely short section so you'll have
    to walk back to the start over and over. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay
the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Minnesota are often more challenging than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to encounter some smiling folks from Lutsen here, and the beauty of mother nature reveals herself
at Cascade Falls. Places like Cascade River State Park are pleasant to pop by, and you can never get enough of the good skiing at Lutsen. This river is so perfect. Cascade River is right by the North Shore State Trail. At Cascade River throughout the summertime months highs are in the 70's while overnight lows are typically in the 50's. All through the wintertime the highs are regularly in the 10's, and after the sun is down through the winter temperatures at Cascade River plunge into the-10's. Cascade River is a good site of typical rain. The month of August is the wettest with most of the rain while February is generally the driest month.

Cascade River, Cascades of Cascade 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 Cascade River.
 Whitewater Near Cascade River:
Cascade River, Cook County, 0 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.5 miles long (Cascades of Cascade)
Cascade River, Cook County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3.5 miles long (CR45 to Cascade River State Park)
Cascade River, Cook County, 4 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 3.5 miles long (FR157 to CR45)
Devil Track River, Cook County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.2 miles long (Devil Track Lake to Maple Hill)
Poplar River, Cook County, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV+(V) - 2.2 miles long (Lutsen ski hill to Highway 61)
Devil Track River, Cook County, 16 miles away
      Class II-V - 4.9 miles long (Maple Hill to Lake Superior)
Brule River, Cook County, 20 miles away
      Class I-III(V) - 18 miles long (Northern Light Lake to Sauna Bath Rapid)
Temperance River, Cook County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 8.5 miles long (FR166 to Temperance River State Park)
Temperance River, Cook County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.5 miles long (Highway 2 and FR164 to FR166)
Kadunce River, Cook County, 26 miles away
      Class IV-V - 0.5 miles long (Superior Hiking Trail footbridge to Highway 61)
 Ski Areas Near Cascade River:
Lutsen, Minnesota , 13 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 61 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 63 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 67 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 68 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 73 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Loch Lomond, Ontario , 86 miles away, 750 foot drop, 3 lifts, 14 runs
 Marinas Near Cascade River:
Grand Marais Recreation Area, Grand Marais , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Cascade River:
Cascade Lodge, Lutsen , 0 miles away
Solbakken Resort On Superior, Lutsen , 8 miles away
The Lutsen Mountain Inn, Lutsen , 13 miles away
Eagle Ridge Resort at Lutsen Mountains, Lutsen , 13 miles away
Caribou Highlands Lodge, Lutsen , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cascade River:
Cascade River State Park, Lutsen, 0 miles away
Cascade River Campground, Cook County, 6 miles away
Devil Lake Campground, Cook County, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Cascade River:
North Shore State Trail, Cook , 4 miles away
South Lake Portage, Cook , 18 miles away
Height of Land Portage, Cook , 18 miles away
Honeymoon Trail, Cook , 18 miles away
Stairway Portage, Cook , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cascade River:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 46 miles away
Grand Portage National Monument, Grand Marais - MN , 54 miles away
Cascade River State Park, Minnesota , 2 miles away
Temperance River State Park, Minnesota , 25 miles away
Judge C.R. Magney State Park, Minnesota , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cascade River:
Superior National Lutsen-Golf, Lutsen , 13 miles away
Gunflint Hills Golf Course, Grand Marais , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Cascade River
Echo Lake, Cook , 13 miles away

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