Testimony to the popularity of this trip is evident if you zoom in (on the aerial/satellite view) and scan your way down the river. You will notice a great many kayaks on the water or pulled ashore (or on sandbars, etc), either private trips or (far more likely) from an outfitter running trips on this river.
Expect to find numerous areas of shoals, riffles, rips, and even a few solid rapids (though generally nothing too intimidating, after all, they do put dozens upon dozens of neophytes in open-cockpit kayaks on this stretch).
We generally recommend taking out here. While there are a few more areas of shoals, riffles and rips in the ~1.9 miles downstream to the St.Croix (to enjoy the Kinnickinnic Sandbar at the mouth), the gradient is much dimished, and you will have a longer walk/carry to where you can park a shuttle vehicle. Additionally, on any sort of pleasant sunny day, that sandbar is likely to be filled with powerboats and people partying.
I had trouble with the grid quadrants and GPS in this area.Take out is 8057 Cr-f Clifton,WI 54022 . Put in is Glen park 355w park st,river falls WI 54022 .
Jul 22 2018 - 113 cfs flow. 10.32 ft stage.
Bleh. Scrapey. Bring shoes.
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