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Minnesota whitewater, Snake River

Aitkin Kanabec county, Silver Star Road to Township Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     4 miles
  The natural beauty of Minnesota and the cool fresh water beats anything. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. This stretch
    has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want
to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you won't find a large number of other rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
People from Mc Grath love to come to Snake River, and the Giese Truck Trail is a glorious
hiking trail nearby. There is a great hiking trail close to Snake River called the Herubin Truck Trail. At Snake River throughout the summertime highs are in the 70's while overnight lows are usually in the 50's. During the winter the highs are ordinarily in the 10's while the cold winter nights at Snake River are in the-10's. Snake River is a good spot of common rainfall. Throughout July this area sees the most rain while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Snake River, Silver Star Road to Township Road 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 Snake River.
 Whitewater Near Snake River:
Snake River, Aitkin/Kanabec County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Silver Star Road to Township Road)
Snake River, Aitkin/Kanabec County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 28 miles long (Township Road to Mora)
Snake River, Pine County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (Cross Lake to confluence with St. Croix River.)
Kettle River, Pine County, 28 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3 miles long (Banning State Park to Sandstone)
 Ski Areas Near Snake River:
Wild Mountain, Minnesota , 52 miles away, 300 foot drop, 8 lifts, 25 runs
Trollhaugen, Wisconsin , 56 miles away, 260 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Hyland, Minnesota , 61 miles away, 175 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
Buck Hill, Minnesota , 66 miles away, 309 foot drop, 11 lifts, 13 runs
Afton Alps, Minnesota , 68 miles away, 350 foot drop, 18 lifts, 41 runs
Spirit Mountain, Minnesota , 77 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Welch Village, Minnesota , 82 miles away, 360 foot drop, 10 lifts, 60 runs
Powder Ridge, Minnesota , 82 miles away, 290 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
Giants Ridge, Minnesota , 96 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 34 runs
 Marinas Near Snake River:
East Side Marina, Isle , 16 miles away
Frederickson Marina, Wahkon , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Snake River:
AmericInn Mora, Mora , 13 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Hinckley, Hinckley , 22 miles away
Days Inn Hinckley, Hinckley , 22 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Finlayson, Finlayson , 27 miles away
Super 8 Milaca, Milaca , 32 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Snake River:
Snake River Co Camp Ground, Mc Grath, 3 miles away
Garnet Acres Guest Ranch, Brook Park, 12 miles away
South Isle Family Campground, Isle, 13 miles away
 Trails Near Snake River:
Giese Truck Trail, Aitkin , 10 miles away
Herubin Truck Trail, Aitkin , 12 miles away
East White Pine Truck Trail, Aitkin , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Snake River:
Saint Croix National Scenic River, Saint Croix Falls - WI , 54 miles away
Mississippi National River & Recreation Area, St. Paul - MN , 56 miles away
Father Hennepin State Park, Minnesota , 17 miles away
Banning State Park, Minnesota , 28 miles away
Mille Lacs Kathio State Park, Minnesota , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Snake River:
Spring Brook Golf Course, Mora , 10 miles away
Fiddlestix Golf Course, Isle , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Snake River
Pomroy Lake, Kanabec , 6 miles away
Knife Lake, Kanabec , 9 miles away
Beauty Lake, Kanabec , 9 miles away

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