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Minnesota whitewater, Two Island River

Cook county, Cty 1 to Highway 61 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V+     4.3 miles
  The Cty 1 to Highway 61 section of Two Island River is 4.3 miles long and is a class IV-V+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. There
    are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. The nature scenery of Minnesota and the water flowing gracefully down Two Island River will make you feel great. Whitewater rafting and kayaking
in Minnesota is often tougher than elsewhere, so better not forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots.

Briefly about the general area:
Everybody loves Temperance River State Park, and you can have a great hiking adventure along
the Honeymoon Trail. George Crosby Manitou State Park is worth going to if you're at Two Island River; this is a popular spot for folks from Schroeder. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. For the period of the warm months at Two Island River highs are regularly in the 70's. When the night sets in temperatures descend down into the 50's. For the period of the winter highs are in the 10's; winter nights come with lows in the-10's to Two Island River. An average amount of precipitation falls at Two Island River. Most of the rain falls all through June while February is mostly the driest month.

Two Island River, Cty 1 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 Two Island River.
 Whitewater Near Two Island River:
Two Island River, Cook County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4.3 miles long (Cty 1 to Highway 61)
Cross River, Cook County, 4 miles away
      Class II-V - 8.5 miles long (Forest Road 166 to falls above Highway 61)
Temperance River, Cook County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 8.5 miles long (FR166 to Temperance River State Park)
Temperance River, Cook County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.5 miles long (Highway 2 and FR164 to FR166)
Manitou River, Lake County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.5 miles long (Cty 5 to falls above Highway 61)
Poplar River, Cook County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV+(V) - 2.2 miles long (Lutsen ski hill to Highway 61)
Baptism River, Lake County, 21 miles away
      Class II-V - 4.8 miles long (Eckbeck campground to Lake Superior)
Baptism River, Lake County, 21 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 5.2 miles long (Finland to Eckbeck campground)
Baptism River - West Br, Lake County, 25 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Route 1 to Finland)
Beaver River - E.Br, Lake County, 28 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 2.2 miles long (CR5 to CR4)
 Ski Areas Near Two Island River:
Lutsen, Minnesota , 17 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 65 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 76 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 81 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 83 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Giants Ridge, Minnesota , 94 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 34 runs
Spirit Mountain, Minnesota , 95 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 96 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 99 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Two Island River:
AmericInn Tofte, Tofte , 7 miles away
Lutsen Resort, Lutsen , 14 miles away
Caribou Highlands Lodge, Lutsen , 18 miles away
The Lutsen Mountain Inn, Lutsen , 18 miles away
Eagle Ridge Resort at Lutsen Mountains, Lutsen , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Two Island River:
Lamb's Campground and Resort, Schroeder, 3 miles away
Temperance River State Park, Schroeder, 6 miles away
Fourmile Lake, Schroeder, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Two Island River:
Honeymoon Trail, Cook , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Two Island River:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 34 miles away
Temperance River State Park, Minnesota , 6 miles away
George Crosby Manitou State Park, Minnesota , 9 miles away
Tettegouche State Park, Minnesota , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Two Island River:
Superior National Lutsen-Golf, Lutsen , 17 miles away

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