Correction: I have mis-identified the Kettle River as the St. Croix River, sorry for any confusion.
The Kettle River is one of several scenic rivers in Minnesota. From it’s humble beginnings to where it meets up with the St. Croix River, it offers many miles of boating, fishing and hiking. The section of the river that runs through Banning State Park has peaceful, calm areas, as seen looking upriver from the access point. But, as the signs warns, up ahead are challenging rapids.