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Wisconsin whitewater, Bois Brule River

Douglas county, Copper Range Campground to Highway 13 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     8.3 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Duluth, as you can see on the road map further down. The Copper Range Campground to Highway 13 section of Bois Brule River in Douglas County is 8.3 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II section of whitewater. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are
    not very demanding. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Since you're on this site you are
probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling rivers. The Copper Range Campground to Highway 13 stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. On this section you do get some distance, you can easily run it on an afternoon. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. The scenic beauty of Douglas County and the  
cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The campgrounds here at Bois Brule River are pretty good.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Bois Brule River without dropping by Brule River State Forest, and you're sure to bump into some great people from Brule here. A journey to Lenroot Ledges will fill your spirit with nice feelings, and the beauty of mother nature reveals herself at May Ledges. Coming to this river is always a good idea. All through the summer, highs frequently are in the 80's at Bois Brule River with night lows in the 50's. Daytime highs through the winter are in the 10's, and after the sun is down through the wintertime temperatures at Bois Brule River fall into the-10's.

Bois Brule River, Copper Range Campground to Highway 13 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 Bois Brule River.
 Whitewater Near Bois Brule River:
Bois Brule River, Douglas County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 8.3 miles long (Copper Range Campground to Highway 13)
Bois Brule River, Douglas County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.9 miles long (to Highway 2)
Eau Claire River, Douglas County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.4 miles long (Johnson Road to State Camp Bridge)
Silver Creek, Lake County, 20 miles away
      Class IV - 1.1 miles long (Cty 3 to Highway 61)
Stewart River, Lake County, 21 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 4.9 miles long (CR2 to Highway 61)
Knife River, Lake/St. Louis County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5.5 miles long (Cty 102 to Lake Superior)
Encampment River, Lake County, 22 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.5 miles long (Cty 3 to Highway 61)
Amnicon River, Douglas County, 23 miles away
      Class II-IV+ - 5.7 miles long (Anderson Hill Road to Cty U)
Crow Creek, Lake County, 23 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Cty 3 to Lake Superior)
Totogatic River, Washburn County, 24 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.9 miles long (Totogatic Flowage to Colton Flowage)
 Ski Areas Near Bois Brule River:
Spirit Mountain, Minnesota , 44 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 56 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Giants Ridge, Minnesota , 66 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 34 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 77 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 83 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Trollhaugen, Wisconsin , 94 miles away, 260 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Wild Mountain, Minnesota , 95 miles away, 300 foot drop, 8 lifts, 25 runs
 Marinas Near Bois Brule River:
Port Wing Marina, Port Wing , 16 miles away
Knife River Marina, Knife River , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Bois Brule River:
Superior Shores Resort, Two Harbors , 19 miles away
Country Inn Of Two Harbors, Two Harbors , 19 miles away
AmericInn Two Harbors, Two Harbors , 19 miles away
Larsmont Cottages, Two Harbors , 20 miles away
Grand Superior Lodge, Two Harbors , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bois Brule River:
Copper Range Campground, Douglas County, 2 miles away
Brule River State Forest - Copper Range, Brule, 2 miles away
Brule River State Forest - Bois Brule, Brule, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Bois Brule River:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 53 miles away
Brule River State Forest, Wisconsin , 11 miles away
Amnicon Falls State Park, Wisconsin , 21 miles away
Gooseberry Falls State Park, Minnesota , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Bois Brule River:
Northern Pines Golf Course, Iron River , 14 miles away
Poplar Golf Course, Poplar , 15 miles away
Hidden Greens North Golf, Solon Springs , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Bois Brule River
Hostrawser Lake, Bayfield , 10 miles away
Pike Lake Chain of Lakes 13, Bayfield , 18 miles away

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