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Minnesota whitewater, St. Louis River

Carlton county, CR210 to Oldenburg Point section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-V     3.25 miles
  The CR210 to Oldenburg Point stretch of St. Louis River is 3.25 miles long and is a class II-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The scenic beauty of Carlton County and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. This is a pretty short section so no need to bring snacks. The CR210 to Oldenburg Point section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit
    away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while have people
coming from far and near. 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 wonít get lost. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so better not forget that the rivers in this state are  
less manageable.

Briefly about the general area:
Oldenburg Point is an interesting location to go to while at St. Louis River. A day on the slopes of Spirit Mountain is just what you need, and St. Louis River is in the vicinity of Jay Cooke State Park which is a charming spot. This river is so wonderful. At St. Louis River you always meet someone from Esko. From a precipitation point of view St. Louis River is a quite common place. All through the month of June you get the most rain around here, and the driest month of the year is February. Summertime highs at St. Louis River ordinarily tend to be in the 80's while overnight lows are frequently in the 50's.

St. Louis River, CR210 to Oldenburg Point 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 St. Louis River.
 Whitewater Near St. Louis River:
St. Louis River, Carlton County, 2 miles away
      Class II-V - 3.25 miles long (CR210 to Oldenburg Point)
Midway River, Scanlon County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Highway 61 to Thomson Reservoir)
St. Louis River, Carlton County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.4 miles long (Highway 61 to Thomson Reservoir)
Cloquet River, St. Louis County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (US Route 53 to US Route 2)
Black River, Douglas County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 4.8 miles long (Little Manitou Falls to Rail Road bridge)
Upper Tamarack River, Douglas County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 13.3 miles long (Radigan dam to Markville)
Amity Creek, St Louis County, 27 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.4 miles long (Skyline Pkwy to Lester River)
Lower Tamarack River, Pine County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.2 miles long (Highway 25 to Highway 48/77)
Lester River, St. Louis County, 28 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (Lester River Road to Superior St.)
 Ski Areas Near St. Louis River:
Spirit Mountain, Minnesota , 11 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Giants Ridge, Minnesota , 44 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 34 runs
Wild Mountain, Minnesota , 62 miles away, 300 foot drop, 8 lifts, 25 runs
Trollhaugen, Wisconsin , 64 miles away, 260 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 88 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Afton Alps, Minnesota , 90 miles away, 350 foot drop, 18 lifts, 41 runs
 Marinas Near St. Louis River:
Spirit Lake Marine, Duluth , 12 miles away
Harbor Cove Marina, Duluth , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near St. Louis River:
Super 8 Cloquet, Cloquet , 6 miles away
AmericInn Carlton, Carlton , 6 miles away
AmericInn Cloquet, Cloquet , 7 miles away
AmericInn Duluth South, Duluth , 10 miles away
Best Western Plus Spirit Mountain Duluth, Proctor , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near St. Louis River:
Jay Cooke State Park - Main, Esko, 0 miles away
Jay Cooke State Park - Silver Creek, Esko, 1 miles away
Jay Cooke State Park - High Landing, Esko, 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near St. Louis River:
Saint Croix National Scenic River, Saint Croix Falls - WI , 62 miles away
Jay Cooke State Park, Minnesota , 3 miles away
Pattison State Park, Wisconsin , 19 miles away
Moose Lake State Park, Minnesota , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near St. Louis River:
Wilderness Hills Golf Course, Wrenshall , 3 miles away
Pine Hill Golf Course, Carlton , 3 miles away
Black Bear Golf Course, Carlton , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near St. Louis River
Chub Lake, Carlton , 6 miles away
Horseshoe Lake, St. Louis , 8 miles away

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