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Wisconsin whitewater, Amnicon River

Douglas county, Anderson Hill Road to Cty U section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV+     5.7 miles
  This section of Amnicon River in Douglas County is 5.7 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-IV+ section. The put-in location is a short drive from Duluth, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The campgrounds here at Amnicon River are pretty good. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Anderson Hill Road to Cty U section is one of them. No matter if you're
    whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in
advance you're all set. The scenic beauty of Douglas County and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so better not forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. This stretch is  
mid length, it's perfect for a one day trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Amnicon River without first paying a visit to Amnicon Falls; you're sure to encounter some smiling people from South Range here. Amnicon Falls State Park is a pleasant spot, and as expected, everybody loves Pattison State Park. This river has it all. The yearly rainfall here at Amnicon River is about average. All through the month of August you get the most rain around here, and the driest month of the year is February. At Amnicon River during the summertime highs are in the 70's. Once the sun is down it descends down to the 50's.

Amnicon River, Anderson Hill Road to Cty U 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 Amnicon River.
 Whitewater Near Amnicon River:
Amnicon River, Douglas County, 1 miles away
      Class II-IV+ - 5.7 miles long (Anderson Hill Road to Cty U)
Lester River, St. Louis County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (Lester River Road to Superior St.)
Amity Creek, St Louis County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.4 miles long (Skyline Pkwy to Lester River)
French River, St. Louis County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.2 miles long (Cty 33 to Ryan Road)
Black River, Douglas County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 4.8 miles long (Little Manitou Falls to Rail Road bridge)
St. Croix River, Douglas/Burnett County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.8 miles long (Gordon Dam to St. Croix Tr.)
Big Sucker River, St. Louis County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 5.6 miles long (Cty 33 to Lake Superior)
Knife River, Lake/St. Louis County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5.5 miles long (Cty 102 to Lake Superior)
Bois Brule River, Douglas County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.9 miles long (to Highway 2)
Bois Brule River, Douglas County, 23 miles away
      Class II - 8.3 miles long (Copper Range Campground to Highway 13)
 Ski Areas Near Amnicon River:
Spirit Mountain, Minnesota , 22 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Giants Ridge, Minnesota , 54 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 34 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 64 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Wild Mountain, Minnesota , 77 miles away, 300 foot drop, 8 lifts, 25 runs
Trollhaugen, Wisconsin , 77 miles away, 260 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 97 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
 Marinas Near Amnicon River:
Lakehead Boat Basin, Duluth , 15 miles away
Knife River Marina, Knife River , 19 miles away
Harbor Cove Marina, Duluth , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Amnicon River:
Super 8 Superior WI, Superior , 8 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites SUPERIOR - DULUTH AREA, Superior , 12 miles away
Hampton Inn Superior Duluth WI, Superior , 12 miles away
Best Western Bridgeview Hotel, Superior , 14 miles away
Edgewater Hotel And Waterpark, Duluth , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Amnicon River:
Northland Camping and RV Park, South Range, 2 miles away
Poplar Golf Course, Poplar, 7 miles away
Nemadji Trailer Court, Superior, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Amnicon River:
Amnicon Falls State Park, Wisconsin , 1 miles away
Pattison State Park, Wisconsin , 15 miles away
Brule River State Forest, Wisconsin , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Amnicon River:
Norwood Golf Course, Hawthorne , 6 miles away
Poplar Golf Course, Poplar , 7 miles away
Enger Park Golf Course, Duluth , 13 miles away

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