Au Train River Canoe Trail

Area Status: Not Cleared
  
 

Map showing Autrain River Canoe Trail

The slow-moving, meandering AuTrain River offers an excellent four to six hour canoe trip. The trail begins at the Forest Service boat launch in the AuTrain Lake Campground and proceeds north approximately 10 miles to Lake Superior.

The AuTrain River was once a logging run to Lake Superior. Logging began along the river in 1861; Major logging occurred in the 1880's The largest logging drive took place in 1887 when 10 million feet of Pine logs were floated down the AuTrain.

Now, an absence of rapids and portages creates a quiet, relaxing outing. Numerous sloughs along the water course harbor a large variety of wildlife including ducks, songbirds, great blue herons, kingfishers, muskrats and turtles. Walleye, perch, suckers and bullheads inhabit the river year long. Steelhead make a spring run and salmon a fall run. Link to Trail Map

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This trail is not groomed in winter.
Closest Towns: Au Train

General Information

Directions:

From the intersection of County Highway 3 and M-28 in Au Train drive south 4.2 miles on County Highway 3.

Access A: Located on AuTrain Lake at the Forest Service boat launch, approximately 5.5 miles south of the village of AuTrain. Do not use this access point or try to canoe the lake when strong north winds are blowing.

Access B: Located at the southern bridge where H-03 crosses the AuTrain River, approximately 1.5 miles south of the village of AuTrain.

Access C: Located at the northern bridge where H-03 crosses the AuTrain River. Note: There is only ½ mile walk along H-03 between Access B and Access C, and also between Access C and the Bridge on M-28. This makes for easy access to vehicles.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Water Activities

Show detail SHOW
Areas & Activities

Highlights

Location

 
  Latitude : 
46.413221

  Longitude : 
-86.842504

 

Quick Link: Recreation Passes

Recreation Passes and Reservation Information Link opens in a new window


Quick Link: Maps and Brochures

Maps, Brochures, Newsletters, Checklists and Guides Link opens in a new window


Quick Link: Interactive Visitor Map

Interactive Visitor Map Link opens in a new window


Quick Link: OnCell App - Lighthouse Tour

OnCell Lighthouse Tour App

 



https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/hiawatha/recarea/?recid=13322