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St. Louis River State Water Trail

St. Louis River Water Trail
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The St. Louis River begins near Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota and flows through Superior National Forest into Wisconsin, finally reaching Lake Superior. The St. Louis River watershed is large, covering 3,650 square miles. The lower St. Louis is the only river in the state with whitewater rafting opportunities. This fast moving river creates rapids that are recommended for the experienced paddler only. About rapids classes. Tell me more about this river's landscape, wildlife, and history.

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St. Louis and Carlton Counties, northeastern Minnesota
Contact DNR Parks and Trails Northeast Regional Office: (218) 328-8980.

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