Very scenic river with mild whitewater, suitable to novice paddlers. (There are a few named ledges, but no significant or technical rapids.) Commercial outfitters are available for canoe or kayak trips on various reaches of this river. Local boaters paddle an abbreviated section of this reach up and downstream of Cty FF for the "best of" but specifics are unknown.
Since the headwaters of this river are largely spring-fed, flows tend to be very even, providing boatable levels nearly all year.
It is important to note that while a map will show numerous potential access points, many of them are 'off-limits' as launch/landing sites, being designated as access only for fishermen.
10 years ago
The cited gauge lies about eight miles upstream from the put-in for this reach. As a result, the reading will be a very accurate reflection of boatability of this reach.
Drainage area at gauge: 118 sq.mi.
All time minimum flow: 74 cfs
90% of time flow exceeds: 119 cfs
10% of time flow exceeds: 253 cfs
All time maximum flow: 1,700 cfs
10/90 ratio ('flashy-ness'): 2.1 (under 3 is fairly steady, over 10 is quite 'flashy') Average runnable days per year: 298
Offseason ('Ice') gauge conversion:
1.55 = 135cfs
1.80 = 180cfs
1.92 = 200cfs
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
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Tom McD. Runs 1st Mays Ledge-220 cfs
Tom Runs 2nd Mays Ledge-348 cfs
Warren & Peggy Run 3rd Mays Ledge-288 cfs
Jim B. on the Brule-288 cfs
Warren & Peggy on Mays Ledges-288 cfs
Warren & Peggy Run Mays Ledges-288 cfs
Tom McD. at Mays-220 cfs
Tom McD. runs Mays Ledges-348 cfs
Bill on the Bois Brule
Open boater runs a ledge/wave
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