Class II-III Kettle River, MN

Kettle River State Water Trail

The Kettle River is one of the best white water rivers in the Midwest. It is bounded by a heavy forest of black spruce, fir, birch, aspen, maple, ash, and elm, with scattered red, white, and jack pines. The Kettle is designated as a wild and scenic river. Most of the rapids on this river are Class I during low water, with some stretches reaching II or III in high water. The Banning Rapids area ranges in difficulty from Class II-IV at all water levels.

Section Details

Trip Length Multiday, 62.0 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping Yes
Manager State, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Wild & Scenic No
Water Trail Yes
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