Lower Tamarack, Minnesota, US
Hwy.25 to Hwy.48/77 (10.2 miles)
||I-II (for normal flows)
KETTLE RIVER BELOW SANDSTONE, MN
6.00 - 10.00 ft
Likely good flows in area, suggest this run should be boatable. Reference gauge (Kettle at Sandstone) should provide indication of water levels in area. Must confirm actual flow for this run.
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".)
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-11-23 16:11:06