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Minnesota whitewater, Devil Track River

Cook county, Devil Track Lake to Maple Hill section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     3.2 miles
  This stretch of Devil Track River in Minnesota is 3.2 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. The natural beauty of Cook County and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Minnesota are often tougher than in other states, so better not forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. Getting your paddling
    muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking,
either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Devil Track Lake to Maple Hill stretch is one of them. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
If the weather is perfect here at Devil Track River, you can go
for a hike along the Long Portage. A good place like Cascade River State Park next to Devil Track River is too splendid to leave out, and Devil Track River is a place with many visitors from Grand Marais. This is such a wonderful river. While you're here at Devil Track River you can take a hike along the North Shore State Trail. Through the months of summer at Devil Track River temperatures are typically in the 70's; during summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 20's with winter lows in the 0's overnight here at Devil Track River.

Devil Track River, Devil Track Lake to Maple Hill 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 Devil Track River.
 Whitewater Near Devil Track River:
Devil Track River, Cook County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.2 miles long (Devil Track Lake to Maple Hill)
Devil Track River, Cook County, 2 miles away
      Class II-V - 4.9 miles long (Maple Hill to Lake Superior)
Brule River, Cook County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III(V) - 18 miles long (Northern Light Lake to Sauna Bath Rapid)
Kadunce River, Cook County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V - 0.5 miles long (Superior Hiking Trail footbridge to Highway 61)
Cascade River, Cook County, 14 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 3.5 miles long (FR157 to CR45)
Cascade River, Cook County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3.5 miles long (CR45 to Cascade River State Park)
Cascade River, Cook County, 14 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.5 miles long (Cascades of Cascade)
Brule River, Cook County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV+(V) - 6 miles long (Sauna Bath Rapid to Highway 61)
Flute Reed River, Cook County, 25 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Cty 69 to Lake Superior)
Poplar River, Cook County, 28 miles away
      Class II-IV+(V) - 2.2 miles long (Lutsen ski hill to Highway 61)
 Ski Areas Near Devil Track River:
Lutsen, Minnesota , 28 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 63 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 65 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 65 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 66 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 66 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Loch Lomond, Ontario , 72 miles away, 750 foot drop, 3 lifts, 14 runs
 Marinas Near Devil Track River:
Grand Marais Recreation Area, Grand Marais , 3 miles away
 Beaches Near Devil Track River:
Paradise Beach, Cook , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Devil Track River:
Best Western Plus Superior Inn, Grand Marais , 3 miles away
East Bay Suites, Grand Marais , 3 miles away
Cascade Lodge, Lutsen , 15 miles away
Solbakken Resort On Superior, Lutsen , 22 miles away
Eagle Ridge Resort at Lutsen Mountains, Lutsen , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Devil Track River:
Grand Marais Recreation Area, Grand Marais, 2 miles away
Go-fer Cabins Trailer Court, Grand Marais, 3 miles away
Grand Marais City RV Park, Grand Marais, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Devil Track River:
North Shore State Trail, Cook , 14 miles away
Long Portage, Cook , 14 miles away
Stairway Portage, Cook , 15 miles away
South Lake Portage, Cook , 18 miles away
Lesser Cherry Portage, Cook , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Devil Track River:
Grand Portage National Monument, Grand Marais - MN , 40 miles away
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 58 miles away
Cascade River State Park, Minnesota , 14 miles away
Judge C.R. Magney State Park, Minnesota , 18 miles away
Temperance River State Park, Minnesota , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Devil Track River:
Gunflint Hills Golf Course, Grand Marais , 1 miles away
 Lakes Near Devil Track River
Trout Lake, Cook , 11 miles away

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