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Wisconsin whitewater, St. Croix River

Douglas Burnett county, Gordon Dam to St. Croix Tr. section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     15.8 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Duluth, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Wisconsin is often easier than elsewhere, so keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. This stretch of St. Croix River in Douglas/Burnett
    County is 15.8 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-II section of whitewater. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so why not pack your camping stuff too. There are campgrounds quite
near the river where you can camp. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The natural beauty of Douglas/Burnett County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here
at St. Croix River you will meet lots of folks from nearby Gordon. High temperatures at St. Croix River all through the summer are in the 80's. Once the sun is down it drops down to the 50's. During the wintertime this place gets highs in the 20's with temperatures at St. Croix River dipping down into the-10's through winter nights. St. Croix River gets a normal amount of rainfall. Most of the rain falls during August; February is when it's the driest.

St. Croix River, Gordon Dam to St. Croix Tr. 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. Croix River.
 Whitewater Near St. Croix River:
St. Croix River, Douglas/Burnett County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.8 miles long (Gordon Dam to St. Croix Tr.)
Upper Tamarack River, Douglas County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 13.3 miles long (Radigan dam to Markville)
Black River, Douglas County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 4.8 miles long (Little Manitou Falls to Rail Road bridge)
Amnicon River, Douglas County, 20 miles away
      Class II-IV+ - 5.7 miles long (Anderson Hill Road to Cty U)
Lower Tamarack River, Pine County, 28 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.2 miles long (Highway 25 to Highway 48/77)
 Ski Areas Near St. Croix River:
Spirit Mountain, Minnesota , 29 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 55 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Trollhaugen, Wisconsin , 57 miles away, 260 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Wild Mountain, Minnesota , 57 miles away, 300 foot drop, 8 lifts, 25 runs
Giants Ridge, Minnesota , 69 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 34 runs
Afton Alps, Minnesota , 83 miles away, 350 foot drop, 18 lifts, 41 runs
Welch Village, Minnesota , 92 miles away, 360 foot drop, 10 lifts, 60 runs
 Hotels Near St. Croix River:
Best Western Spooner Riverplace, Spooner , 20 miles away
AmeriVu Inn And Suites, Shell Lake , 23 miles away
Super 8 Superior WI, Superior , 24 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites SUPERIOR - DULUTH AREA, Superior , 26 miles away
Hampton Inn Superior Duluth WI, Superior , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near St. Croix River:
Totogatic County Park, Gordon, 7 miles away
Gordon Flowage Campground, Douglas County, 8 miles away
Adventureland Campground, Gordon, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near St. Croix River:
Saint Croix National Scenic River, Saint Croix Falls - WI , 56 miles away
Pattison State Park, Wisconsin , 18 miles away
Amnicon Falls State Park, Wisconsin , 23 miles away
Brule River State Forest, Wisconsin , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near St. Croix River:
Black Bear Golf Club, Minong , 7 miles away
Voyager Village Country Club & Bar, Danbury , 14 miles away
Spooner Golf Club, Spooner , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near St. Croix River
Lipsett Lake, Burnett , 15 miles away
Red Lake, Douglas , 18 miles away
Phernetton Lake, Burnett , 19 miles away

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