Lower Tamarack, Minnesota, US
Hwy.25 to Hwy.48/77 (10.2 miles)
||I-II (for normal flows)
Note: This is not a lower section of a river named the
Tamarack. The river is the Lower Tamarack!
This is a pool-drop river with some fairly long (up to 1/4 mile) class I-II rapids, and
occasional small surf waves or holes. There is a fair amount of flat water on the lower part of
the river, and the St. Croix, to the take out. (The run ends with approximately 1.7 mile
paddle-out on the St.Croix River, which is included in the mileage figure cited above.)
Put-in elevation is approximately 994'.
Take-out elevation is approximately 867'.
Thus total elevation change is approximately 127'.
Put in: from the take-out, go west across Mn.48/Wi.77 bridge. Take the first
right in Mn. on CR173. Follow this to Hwy.25 and turn right. Proceed about 1 mile to put-in at
the first river crossing.
Take out: MN Hwy.48/WI Hwy.77 bridge over the St. Croix, on the downstream
Wisconsin side. (This is known as "Thayer's Landing".)
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Last Updated: 2009-11-23 16:11:06