Back in late August of this year (2014), my wife and I were in the Duluth area to shoot a wedding. We stayed in Brule, WI at Brule River Classics the evening before. We had a little time to explore before sundown. County Road H north of Brule parallels the Brule River almost all the way to Lake Superior; Hwy 13 will take you the rest of the distance. To get to the rivers end, Brule River Road is a short jaunt just off of Hwy 13. We anticipate coming back this way. This area was quite nice with plenty of opportunities to explore – including kayaking.
The reddish water was a bit of a surprise. I had originally thought it was a muddy Brule flowing into the blue Superior, but that wasn’t the case. The shoreline on the big lake must have consisted of this red clay; steady waves on the clay produces the color. A beautiful location to take in a sunset.