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. The width varies from 30-250 feet. About rapids classes. Tell me more about this river's landscape, wildlife, and history.
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Carlton and Pine Counties, east central Minnesota
Contact DNR Parks and Trails Moose Lake Area Office: (218) 460-7021.