Upstream of the better-known Little Falls to Big Falls of the Jump, this section provides novice paddlers with flatwater and (generally) mild boulder-bed rapids.
Note: Technically, we are not including Little Falls as part of this run, but rather as part of the next section, Little Falls to Big Falls. See that section for more details.
At low flows (under 1000 cfs) Little Falls will be a bit bony and will require good river-reading skills and paddling skills to navigate. At flows above 1000 cfs, there will be some good-sized holes that most novice paddlers would be best advised to avoid!
USGS lists a sampling site with drainage area of 327 square miles.
Minor rock-gardens may be encountered pretty much right at the put-in, and on-and-off downstream.
At this point (about 1.3 miles into the run) the rock gardens increase just a bit.
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