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Minnesota whitewater, Flute Reed River

Cook county, Cty 69 to Lake Superior section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     1 miles
  The Cty 69 to Lake Superior section of Flute Reed River in Minnesota is 1 miles long and is a class III-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The nature scenery of Cook County and the water flowing gracefully down Flute Reed River make the trip here worthwhile. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of places for that. Great exercise and a chance to spend
    some time outdoors will make you glad you came. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. The
nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The campgrounds here at Flute Reed River are pretty good. This stretch is very short so better bring some good walking shoes. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of people from Hovland here, and Judge
C.R. Magney State Park is both pleasant and striking. If you're looking for a beach in close proximity to Flute Reed River, we recommend Paradise Beach, and do schedule some time to have a look at Chicago Bay if you have a chance. This river is so good. Throughout the long summer days highs here at Flute Reed River get into the 70's. For the duration of the dark hours of summer temperatures plunge down into the 50's. Throughout the wintertime this place gets highs in the 20's, and winter nights come with lows in the 0's to Flute Reed River. Flute Reed River is a good site of typical rain.

Flute Reed River, Cty 69 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 Flute Reed River.
 Whitewater Near Flute Reed River:
Flute Reed River, Cook County, 0 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Cty 69 to Lake Superior)
Brule River, Cook County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV+(V) - 6 miles long (Sauna Bath Rapid to Highway 61)
Pigeon River, Cook County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.5 miles long (Partridge Falls to Poplar Creek Road)
Kadunce River, Cook County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 0.5 miles long (Superior Hiking Trail footbridge to Highway 61)
Pigeon River, Cook County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III+ - 7 miles long (Poplar Creek Road to Highway 61)
Brule River, Cook County, 21 miles away
      Class I-III(V) - 18 miles long (Northern Light Lake to Sauna Bath Rapid)
Devil Track River, Cook County, 23 miles away
      Class II-V - 4.9 miles long (Maple Hill to Lake Superior)
Devil Track River, Cook County, 27 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.2 miles long (Devil Track Lake to Maple Hill)
 Ski Areas Near Flute Reed River:
Loch Lomond, Ontario , 48 miles away, 750 foot drop, 3 lifts, 14 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 52 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 53 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 62 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 62 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 62 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 73 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
 Marinas Near Flute Reed River:
Grand Portage Marina, Grand Portage , 20 miles away
 Beaches Near Flute Reed River:
Paradise Beach, Cook , 8 miles away
 Hotels Near Flute Reed River:
Best Western Plus Superior Inn, Grand Marais , 26 miles away
East Bay Suites, Grand Marais , 26 miles away
Cascade Lodge, Lutsen , 40 miles away
Solbakken Resort On Superior, Lutsen , 47 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Flute Reed River:
Judge CR Magney State Park, Hovland, 6 miles away
East Colville Wildlife Management Area, Hovland, 9 miles away
Grand Portage State Forest - Devilfish Lake, Hovland, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Flute Reed River:
Great Cherry Portage, Cook , 17 miles away
Vaseux Portage, Cook , 17 miles away
Lesser Cherry Portage, Cook , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Flute Reed River:
Grand Portage National Monument, Grand Marais - MN , 15 miles away
Judge C.R. Magney State Park, Minnesota , 8 miles away
Grand Portage State Park, Minnesota , 27 miles away
Cascade River State Park, Minnesota , 39 miles away
 Lakes Near Flute Reed River
Trout Lake, Cook , 14 miles away

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