Paddle Safe

Twin Ports

Lester River Surf & Kayak Shack

Site Details

Location:6008 MN-61, Duluth, MN 55804. Latitude: 46.836251 Longitude: -92.006743
Site Ownership:University of Minnesota Duluth.
General description:Two general launch areas are available: A rocky Lake Superior beach launch and rocky beach near the mouth of the Lester River. Both are located at the end of an approximately 60-foot long trail.
Amenities:Facilities include picnic tables and a portable toilet. Parking is very limited.
Nearby sights:North Shore of Lake Superior, Glensheen Mansion, Brighton Beach, and the mouth of the Lester River.
Boat launch type:Non-motorized boat launch only.
Paddler Level:Expert. Paddlers may experience extreme water temperatures and wave conditions. Coastal terrain is rocky and hazardous. Weather on Lake Superior is unpredictable and can change rapidly.