Last access point before slackwater of Hayward Resevoir.
Access point downstream of Hayward Dam.
River access on river right where the slackwater of Trego Reservoir begins and Namekagon River Visitor Center on river left.
This is the access point at the upstream end of Trego Reservoir.
Put-in immediately downstream of Trego Dam. From this point down to the St. Croix the river is free-flowing with no more dams.
Howell Landing and West Howell Landing are on river right and river left respectively and both provide camping for large groups (expect multiple groups on busy weekends).
Standard take-out for runs on the lower Namekagon is Riverside Landing which is approximately 4 miles dowstream of the point where the Namekagon joins the St. Croix.
'Minimum Recommended Flow' is currently set at the '10% flow' (170 cfs). River is certain to be paddleable at levels lower than this, but areas of rapids may become scrapey.
'Maximum Recommended Flow' is currently set solely to indicate levels 'above the norm' (500 cfs). River is certain to be paddleable at levels higher than this, but may be a bit 'pushy' for beginner/novice whitewater paddlers.
Using USGS gage data for period from 1996-03-01 through 2009-04-05:
Drainage area at gauge: 126 square miles
10% flow = 170 cfs
Maximum daily mean flow (2001.04.24) 856 cfs
Minimum Daily Mean Flow (2007.08.18) 33 cfs
Permits are not required for this reach.
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Namekagon confluence with St. Croix
Namekagon nr rm 1
Namekagon nr rm 3
Namekagon Trail Landing
Namekagon at rm 5.1
McDowell Bridge Landing
Namekagon nr rm 12
Namekagon nr rm 13
Namekagon nr rm 14
Namekagon nr rm 22
Namekagon nr rm 24
Campsite on the Namekagon nr McKenzie Creek
County Road K Landing
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