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Difficulty II+(V)
Length 3.76 Miles
Gauge TYLER FORKS RIVER AT STRICKER ROAD NEAR MELLEN, WI
Flow Range 300 - 1000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 36 minutes ago ~ 39 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 07/22/2020 11:32 am

River Description


The major highlight of this reach is Spring Camp Falls, where the river is squeezed to drop down a narrow steep chute. It is possible/likely that anyone truly interested in running this drop may drive directly to do a 'park-and-huck'. (Note: Some maps show a "Falls Road" going to this falls and crossing the river. In truth, this appears to be a dirt road which dead-ends either side of the river.)

See some fine photos of this drop at:Panoramio.

Rapid Descriptions

Minor rapids #1 ?

Class - N/A Mile - 0.07
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All info presented is merely from aerial views (not from any first-hand knowledge or reports). Numerous areas appear to hold some hint of possible rapids. Listed here are just some of them. With sufficient flow, some of these may be good, some may be nothing.

Minor Rapids #2 ?

Class - N/A Mile - 1.4
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Minor rapids #3 ?

Class - N/A Mile - 1.75
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Warning/entrance rapids leading to Spring Camp Falls.

Spring Camp Falls

Class - V Mile - 1.88
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Drainage area at this falls is something near 38 square miles. This is slightly larger than (U.P.) Silver (34.5 sqmi at its gauge at Skanee Road) and Yellow Dog (31.8 sqmi at gauge at Upper put-in). (Those gauges are much too distant to presume to use them in to approximate flows here, of course, but the mention is solely to give relative drainage area and possible flow/size perspective.)

A blog with photos of this falls (and surrounds) is available at The Cookery Maven.

Runout Rapids

Class - N/A Mile - 1.94
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Minor rapids #4 ?

Class - N/A Mile - 2.4
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There may be a fairly long stretch of mild whitewater (with a possible ledge/hole thown in) in this area.

W.Branch Road

Class - N/A Mile - 3.26
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This may be used as the take-out (if shoulders allow parking -- unknown), or it may be worthwhile (or necessary) to use the lower listed take-out location (if it is better).

(It is interesting that the road is called West Branch Road, while most every label I find for the river is called West Fork!)

USGS lists a sampling site at this location citing drainage area of 38.6 square miles.

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Directions Description


Google does not always recognize logging roads and backcountry paths, so directions may not get you to the listed put-in. The aerial views (when sufficiently zoomed in) show apparent roads that would take you to the listed put-in, though those roads may be gated, posted against trespass, or otherwise not usable (especially at times when there may be enough flow to do this reach).

Access for shorter runs may be possible, including access for just viewing/hucking the falls. (Enter 46.3478 -90.2394 in the text entry box for directions there.)

You may also enter your home or other starting location to get drive time, distance, and directions to (at least proximity to) this area.

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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1203187 03/21/14 Rob Initial add.
1203186 03/21/14 Rob n/a
1215599 07/22/20 Rob updated name
1204624 05/06/15 Rob minor edit