The St. Louis River is diverse enough for the experienced and beginning canoeists. You'll find frequent boulder-filed rapids rated Class I or Class II at normal water levels.
You can put in below the Highway 53 bridge on the upper river and will encounter only a handful of Class I rapids and a dam that must be portaged (RM 84.3). The steep banks on the northern river section support heavy woods of maple, aspen and birch mixed with small stands of conifers. Read more: