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Minnesota whitewater, Encampment River

Lake county, Cty 3 to Highway 61 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     2.5 miles
this river is completely within a privetly owned piece of property, and vistors are not welcomed. no parking is available for over 2 miles, water flow is very inconsistant

The scenic beauty of Lake County and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Minnesota you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so if you're not from
    around here don't forget that rivers here are less forgiving. No shortage of good hotels, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. There are a
few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. This stretch of Encampment River is 2.5 miles long and has been rated as a class IV-V section by American Whitewater. The starting location is a short drive from Duluth, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This stretch is short so no need to bring  

Briefly about the general area:
Going to Gooseberry Falls State Park in the neighborhood of Encampment River is a nice thing to do, and during your spree here you'll meet some folks from Two Harbors for sure. Split Rock Lighthouse State Park is a great spot to explore on a lovely day, and Lafayette Bluff is something you shouldn't miss if you're here. Coming to this river is always a good idea. The North Shore Snowmobile Trail is a great hiking trail right next door to Encampment River. The yearly rainfall here at Encampment River is about average. Of all the months in a year June is the one with the most rain; the driest of the months is February.

Encampment River, Cty 3 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 Encampment River.
 Whitewater Near Encampment River:
Crow Creek, Lake County, 1 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Cty 3 to Lake Superior)
Encampment River, Lake County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.5 miles long (Cty 3 to Highway 61)
Gooseberry River, Lake County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Cty 3 to Gooseberry Falls State Park)
Silver Creek, Lake County, 4 miles away
      Class IV - 1.1 miles long (Cty 3 to Highway 61)
Stewart River, Lake County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 4.9 miles long (CR2 to Highway 61)
Split Rock River, Lake County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.9 miles long (Superior Hiking Trail to Highway 61)
Beaver River - W.Br, Lake County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 2.7 miles long (CR3 to Glen Avon Falls)
Knife River, Lake/St. Louis County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5.5 miles long (Cty 102 to Lake Superior)
Beaver River, Lake County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2 miles long (confluence of E and W Branches to Highway 61)
Beaver River - E.Br, Lake County, 19 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 2.2 miles long (CR5 to CR4)
 Ski Areas Near Encampment River:
Spirit Mountain, Minnesota , 49 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Giants Ridge, Minnesota , 56 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 34 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 64 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 76 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 87 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
 Marinas Near Encampment River:
Knife River Marina, Knife River , 17 miles away
Port Wing Marina, Port Wing , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Encampment River:
Superior Shores Resort, Two Harbors , 6 miles away
Country Inn Of Two Harbors, Two Harbors , 8 miles away
AmericInn Two Harbors, Two Harbors , 11 miles away
Grand Superior Lodge, Two Harbors , 12 miles away
Larsmont Cottages, Two Harbors , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Encampment River:
Big Blaze Camp and Trailer Park, Two Harbors, 7 miles away
Wagon wheel Campsite, Two Harbors, 7 miles away
Gooseberry Falls State Park, Beaver Bay, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Encampment River:
North Shore Snowmobile Trail, Lake , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Encampment River:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 53 miles away
Gooseberry Falls State Park, Minnesota , 7 miles away
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Minnesota , 13 miles away
Superior National Forest, Minnesota , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Encampment River:
Two Harbors Golf Course, Two Harbors , 8 miles away

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