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Minnesota whitewater, Stewart River

Lake county, CR2 to Highway 61 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV(V)     4.9 miles
  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 lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The nature scenery of Lake County and the water flowing gracefully down Stewart River attract people from near and far. The put-in is not too far from Duluth, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This stretch of
    Stewart River in Minnesota is 4.9 miles long and it is classified as a class II-IV(V) section by American Whitewater. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. You can pitch a tent
or park your RV at a nearby campground. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. This stretch is mid length, it's perfect for a one day trip. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling places. No need to look hard for hotels, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

about the general area:
Flood Bay is not far from Stewart River at all, and when you're here it's always fun to pop by Gooseberry Falls State Park. Stewart River is a site with many visitors from Two Harbors. The yearly rain here at Stewart River is about average. June is when you get the most rain here, and February on the other hand is the driest. Through the summertime highs here at Stewart River get into the 70's with nighttime lows in the 50's. Highs during the wintertime are usually in the 20's while Stewart River overnight low temperatures during the wintertime are in the 0's.

Stewart River, CR2 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 Stewart River.
 Whitewater Near Stewart River:
Stewart River, Lake County, 1 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 4.9 miles long (CR2 to Highway 61)
Silver Creek, Lake County, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 1.1 miles long (Cty 3 to Highway 61)
Encampment River, Lake County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.5 miles long (Cty 3 to Highway 61)
Crow Creek, Lake County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Cty 3 to Lake Superior)
Gooseberry River, Lake County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Cty 3 to Gooseberry Falls State Park)
Knife River, Lake/St. Louis County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5.5 miles long (Cty 102 to Lake Superior)
Split Rock River, Lake County, 17 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.9 miles long (Superior Hiking Trail to Highway 61)
Big Sucker River, St. Louis County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 5.6 miles long (Cty 33 to Lake Superior)
French River, St. Louis County, 20 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.2 miles long (Cty 33 to Ryan Road)
Beaver River - W.Br, Lake County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 2.7 miles long (CR3 to Glen Avon Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Stewart River:
Spirit Mountain, Minnesota , 42 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Giants Ridge, Minnesota , 51 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 34 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 70 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 , 92 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
 Marinas Near Stewart River:
Knife River Marina, Knife River , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Stewart River:
Superior Shores Resort, Two Harbors , 1 miles away
Country Inn Of Two Harbors, Two Harbors , 2 miles away
AmericInn Two Harbors, Two Harbors , 5 miles away
Larsmont Cottages, Two Harbors , 8 miles away
Grand Superior Lodge, Two Harbors , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Stewart River:
Burlington Bay Campsite, Two Harbors, 2 miles away
Big Blaze Camp and Trailer Park, Two Harbors, 2 miles away
Wagon wheel Campsite, Two Harbors, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Stewart River:
North Shore Snowmobile Trail, Lake , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Stewart River:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 58 miles away
Gooseberry Falls State Park, Minnesota , 13 miles away
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Minnesota , 19 miles away
Superior National Forest, Minnesota , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Stewart River:
Two Harbors Golf Course, Two Harbors , 2 miles away

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