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Minnesota whitewater, Lester River

St. Louis county, Lester River Road to Superior St. section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     2 miles
  This stretch of Lester River in Minnesota is 2 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV-V section of whitewater. The starting location is a short drive from Duluth, as you can see on the road map further down. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. No need to look hard for hotels, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. No matter
    if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling spots. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This section is quite short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours
on the river in one stretch. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. The scenic beauty of St. Louis County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great.

Briefly about the general area:
People from Superior love to come to Lester River; a great site like Amnicon Falls State Park is too good to leave out. Summertime highs at Lester
River usually tend to be in the 70's. When the night sets in temperatures fall down into the 50's. For the duration of the winter this place gets highs in the 10's, and after the sun is down throughout the wintertime temperatures at Lester River drop into the-10's. Lester River gets a typical amount of precipitation. Most of the rain falls throughout June, and the driest of the months is February.

Lester River, Lester River Road to Superior St. 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 Lester River.
 Whitewater Near Lester River:
Lester River, St. Louis County, 0 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (Lester River Road to Superior St.)
Amity Creek, St Louis County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.4 miles long (Skyline Pkwy to Lester River)
French River, St. Louis County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.2 miles long (Cty 33 to Ryan Road)
Big Sucker River, St. Louis County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 5.6 miles long (Cty 33 to Lake Superior)
Amnicon River, Douglas County, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV+ - 5.7 miles long (Anderson Hill Road to Cty U)
Knife River, Lake/St. Louis County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5.5 miles long (Cty 102 to Lake Superior)
Black River, Douglas County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 4.8 miles long (Little Manitou Falls to Rail Road bridge)
Stewart River, Lake County, 25 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 4.9 miles long (CR2 to Highway 61)
Midway River, Scanlon County, 26 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Highway 61 to Thomson Reservoir)
Silver Creek, Lake County, 28 miles away
      Class IV - 1.1 miles long (Cty 3 to Highway 61)
 Ski Areas Near Lester River:
Spirit Mountain, Minnesota , 16 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Giants Ridge, Minnesota , 40 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 34 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 76 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Wild Mountain, Minnesota , 82 miles away, 300 foot drop, 8 lifts, 25 runs
Trollhaugen, Wisconsin , 83 miles away, 260 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 97 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
 Marinas Near Lester River:
Lakehead Boat Basin, Duluth , 7 miles away
Harbor Cove Marina, Duluth , 13 miles away
Spirit Lake Marine, Duluth , 15 miles away
Knife River Marina, Knife River , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Lester River:
Edgewater Hotel And Waterpark, Duluth , 5 miles away
Days Inn Duluth Lakewalk, Duluth , 5 miles away
Beacon Pointe Resort, Duluth , 5 miles away
Fitgers Inn, Duluth , 7 miles away
Voyageur Lakewalk Inn, Duluth , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Lester River:
Lakehead Boat Basin, Duluth, 7 miles away
Nemadji Trailer Court, Superior, 8 miles away
Pattison State Park, Superior, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Lester River:
Amnicon Falls State Park, Wisconsin , 13 miles away
Pattison State Park, Wisconsin , 16 miles away
Jay Cooke State Park, Minnesota , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Lester River:
Enger Park Golf Course, Duluth , 0 miles away
Northland Country Club, Duluth , 3 miles away
Far Par Golf, Duluth , 6 miles away

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