The following information is from Swiftwater Adventures. To learn more about their services, visit their website.
The St. Louis River offers whitewater rafting all summer long. This 2 hour trip takes you through a semi-wilderness area with rugged outcrops, tall pines, abundant wildlife, and challenging rapids.
If you want high water action, then May and June are great times to book a trip. May and June are the wettest months in Minnesota and your best chance for large and powerful waves. Although occasional summer thunderstorms can create the same effect in July or August—Mother Nature is unpredictable!
July and August are great months to book a trip. Typical summer flows still supply challenging rapids as you ease into
the river experience with class II+ rapids building into class III/III+ rapids in the second portion of the trip.
We make the first easy rapid more fun by having a rafting surf session! And the last few rapids always supply a challenge. Towards the end of the trip the infamous ‘Electric Ledge Drop’ gets people’s hearts going at any level.
Regardless of the water level the St. Louis River always provides a semi-wilderness, whitewater paddling adventure.
$50/ person. Trips at 10am and 2pm.
Prices include professional guide service, knowledge of natural history of the region, use of equipment (helmet, paddle, life jacket, and raft), and shuttle service.
Check in is 15 minutes prior to trip. Trips meet next to the River Inn Bar & Grill, which is right on the St. Louis River, located at 3212 River Gate Ave. Cloquet, MN 55720.
Look for our check-in building on the left side of the River Inn, next to the river.