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Minnesota whitewater, Mississippi River

Stearns county, Sauk Rapids section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II(III)     0.1 miles
  The wonderful Stearns County scenery and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state 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. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is
    available very near the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The campgrounds here at Mississippi River are pretty good. The starting location is a short drive from St. Cloud, please
print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This section of Mississippi River in Stearns County is 0.1 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II(III) section. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are not so many other good spots for that around here. There are no other stretches to paddle along Mississippi River than the Sauk Rapids stretch.

about the general area:
This is a popular location for people from Sartell, and Powder Ridge has perfect slopes and a friendly staff. Mississippi River is a good spot of typical precipitation. The wettest month of the year is commonly June, that's the one that rains the most, and February is when it's the driest. Through the summer months at Mississippi River highs are ordinarily in the 80's, and throughout the night it cools down to the 50's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 10's, and night lows through the wintertime for Mississippi River tend to be in the-10's.

Mississippi River, Sauk Rapids 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 Mississippi River.
 Whitewater Near Mississippi River:
Sauk River, Stearns County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.1 miles long (Highway of Park to Mississippi River)
 Ski Areas Near Mississippi River:
Powder Ridge, Minnesota , 15 miles away, 290 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
Hyland, Minnesota , 66 miles away, 175 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
Mount Kato, Minnesota , 71 miles away, 240 foot drop, 8 lifts, 19 runs
Buck Hill, Minnesota , 74 miles away, 309 foot drop, 11 lifts, 13 runs
 Hotels Near Mississippi River:
Courtyard St. Cloud, Saint Cloud , 1 miles away
Best Western Plus Kelly Inn, Saint Cloud , 2 miles away
AmericInn Sartell, Sartell , 2 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, St. Cloud East, MN, Saint Cloud , 2 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn And Suites St Cloud, Saint Cloud , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mississippi River:
St Cloud Campground & Recreational Vehicle Park, St Cloud, 4 miles away
St Cloud Campground and RV Park, Saint Cloud, 5 miles away
Benton Beach Campgrounds, Rice, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mississippi River:
Lake Maria State Park, Minnesota , 19 miles away
Charles A. Lindbergh State Park, Minnesota , 24 miles away
Crow Wing State Park, Minnesota , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mississippi River:
St Cloud Country Club, Saint Cloud , 3 miles away
Wapicada Golf Course, Saint Cloud , 3 miles away
Angushire Golf Course, Saint Cloud , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Mississippi River
Little Rock Lake, Stearns , 3 miles away
Little Rock Lake, Benton , 7 miles away
Hinz Lake, Stearns , 10 miles away

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