The St. Louis River offers whitewater rafting all summer long.
Upper St. Louis River Trips. Approx. Total Trip Time 2-2 1/2 hours
This trip takes you through a semi-wilderness area with rugged outcrops, tall pines, abundant wildlife, and challenging rapids. (TIP: Are Looking for the Highest Water Action? For your adventurous spirits, Book your trip May-June)
Typical summer flows change, but 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.
Lower St. Louis River Trips. Approx. Total Trip Time 2-2 1/2 hours
When the Upper St. Louis River gets too low for rafting, we run the Lower through Jay Cooke St. Park. Since this trip covers less river miles, we include additional adventures within your trip!
We are very proud of this trip on the Lower because Swiftwater Adventures pioneered it through Jay Cooke commercially!
We meet at our office, located at 121 Vermillion St. Carlton, MN 55718. Look for the Swiftwater parking signs and check in booth. You will receive a confirmation email once you book your trip with directions to our facility, what to wear, and other FAQs.
*Arrive at 10am, 2pm or 5:30pm. There is no need to be early as we can not leave early.
Check in begins at 10 am, 2 pm or 5:30 pm and outfitting begins 15 minutes after check in.
Swiftwater Adventures is amazing! The most knowledgeable and experienced wilderness adventure guides you’ll find. If you have an adventure in mind they can do it. Adventure at it’s finest!