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Minnesota whitewater, Silver Creek

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


CLASS IV     1.1 miles
  This stretch of Silver Creek is 1.1 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV section of whitewater. The wonderful Minnesota scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Silver Creek make the trip here worthwhile. The put-in location is a short drive from Duluth, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The average Minnesota whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder
    to run than those in other states, so better not forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. This section is very short so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. There are some good
sections to paddle in this river system, the Cty 3 to Highway 61 section is one of them. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
You ought to certainly stop
by Silver Cliff if you're here at Silver Creek, and Gooseberry Falls State Park is a perfect site to go. Silver Creek is a place with many visitors from Two Harbors. High temperatures at Silver Creek throughout the summer are in the 70's. Once the sun is down it descends down to the 50's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 20's while Silver Creek nighttime low temperatures during the winter are in the 0's. The yearly rain here at Silver Creek is about average. During the month of June you get the most rain around here; the driest month of the year is February.

Silver Creek, 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 Silver Creek.
 Whitewater Near Silver Creek:
Silver Creek, Lake County, 1 miles away
      Class IV - 1.1 miles long (Cty 3 to Highway 61)
Encampment River, Lake County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.5 miles long (Cty 3 to Highway 61)
Stewart River, Lake County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 4.9 miles long (CR2 to Highway 61)
Crow Creek, Lake County, 4 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Cty 3 to Lake Superior)
Gooseberry River, Lake County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Cty 3 to Gooseberry Falls State Park)
Knife River, Lake/St. Louis County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5.5 miles long (Cty 102 to Lake Superior)
Split Rock River, Lake County, 15 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.9 miles long (Superior Hiking Trail to Highway 61)
Beaver River - W.Br, Lake County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 2.7 miles long (CR3 to Glen Avon Falls)
Bois Brule River, Douglas County, 22 miles away
      Class II - 8.3 miles long (Copper Range Campground to Highway 13)
Big Sucker River, St. Louis County, 22 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 5.6 miles long (Cty 33 to Lake Superior)
 Ski Areas Near Silver Creek:
Spirit Mountain, Minnesota , 45 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Giants Ridge, Minnesota , 53 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 34 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 68 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 75 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 90 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
 Marinas Near Silver Creek:
Knife River Marina, Knife River , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Silver Creek:
Superior Shores Resort, Two Harbors , 2 miles away
Country Inn Of Two Harbors, Two Harbors , 4 miles away
AmericInn Two Harbors, Two Harbors , 7 miles away
Larsmont Cottages, Two Harbors , 10 miles away
Grand Superior Lodge, Two Harbors , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Silver Creek:
Big Blaze Camp and Trailer Park, Two Harbors, 4 miles away
Wagon wheel Campsite, Two Harbors, 4 miles away
Burlington Bay Campsite, Two Harbors, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Silver Creek:
North Shore Snowmobile Trail, Lake , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Silver Creek:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 55 miles away
Gooseberry Falls State Park, Minnesota , 11 miles away
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Minnesota , 16 miles away
Superior National Forest, Minnesota , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Silver Creek:
Two Harbors Golf Course, Two Harbors , 4 miles away

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