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Minnesota whitewater, Devil Track River

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


CLASS II-V     4.9 miles
  This stretch of Devil Track River in Cook County is 4.9 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-V section. The beautiful scenery of Cook County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. There are many good hotels to choose from, but do book a room before
    you come because it is a very popular destination. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. The Maple Hill to Lake Superior section is one of a few paddling
sections in this river system. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Minnesota is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. On this section you do get some distance, you can easily run it on an afternoon.

Briefly about the general area:
People from Grand Marais love to come to Devil Track River; nothing beats kicking back at Paradise
Beach. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 70's to Devil Track River. Summer overnight lows drop down to the 50's. During the wintertime highs are generally in the 20's; all through the dark hours in the winter at Devil Track River temperatures fall to the 0's. The amount of precipitation that falls at Devil Track River is close to the national average. Most of the rain falls during September; February is when it's the driest.

Devil Track River, Maple Hill 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 Devil Track River.
 Whitewater Near Devil Track River:
Devil Track River, Cook County, 2 miles away
      Class II-V - 4.9 miles long (Maple Hill to Lake Superior)
Devil Track River, Cook County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.2 miles long (Devil Track Lake to Maple Hill)
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, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 0.5 miles long (Superior Hiking Trail footbridge to Highway 61)
Brule River, Cook County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV+(V) - 6 miles long (Sauna Bath Rapid to Highway 61)
Cascade River, Cook County, 17 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 3.5 miles long (FR157 to CR45)
Cascade River, Cook County, 17 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3.5 miles long (CR45 to Cascade River State Park)
Cascade River, Cook County, 17 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.5 miles long (Cascades of Cascade)
Flute Reed River, Cook County, 22 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Cty 69 to Lake Superior)
 Ski Areas Near Devil Track River:
Lutsen, Minnesota , 30 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 61 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 63 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 63 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 64 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 64 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Loch Lomond, Ontario , 69 miles away, 750 foot drop, 3 lifts, 14 runs
 Marinas Near Devil Track River:
Grand Marais Recreation Area, Grand Marais , 4 miles away
 Beaches Near Devil Track River:
Paradise Beach, Cook , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Devil Track River:
Best Western Plus Superior Inn, Grand Marais , 4 miles away
East Bay Suites, Grand Marais , 4 miles away
Cascade Lodge, Lutsen , 17 miles away
Solbakken Resort On Superior, Lutsen , 25 miles away
Eagle Ridge Resort at Lutsen Mountains, Lutsen , 29 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Devil Track River:
Go-fer Cabins Trailer Court, Grand Marais, 2 miles away
Grand Marais City RV Park, Grand Marais, 5 miles away
Kimball Lake Campground, Cook County, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Devil Track River:
Long Portage, Cook , 16 miles away
North Shore State Trail, Cook , 17 miles away
Lesser Cherry Portage, Cook , 18 miles away
Stairway Portage, Cook , 18 miles away
Vaseux Portage, Cook , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Devil Track River:
Grand Portage National Monument, Grand Marais - MN , 37 miles away
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 59 miles away
Judge C.R. Magney State Park, Minnesota , 15 miles away
Cascade River State Park, Minnesota , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Devil Track River:
Gunflint Hills Golf Course, Grand Marais , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Devil Track River
Trout Lake, Cook , 9 miles away

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