St. Croix - C) Taylors Falls (PnP)

St. Croix, Minnesota, US/Wisconsin, US


C) Taylors Falls (PnP)

Usual Difficulty II-III (varies with level)
Length 0.2 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-05340500 1350 - 11000 cfs II 00h49m 2590 cfs (running)
Not as good at these levels. (Reportedly better play either lower or higher.) Gauge (6,240 sq.mi. drainage) is immediately upstream of reach. A dam just upstream can quickly/suddenly alter flow, generally with a diurnal (daily) pattern.

River Description

A couple hundred yards of 'big water' waves, swirls and boils. A kayak rodeo is held here each year in August.

Note: Make certain to go to the 'Flow Info' tab to read about the 'split' range of flows which make this reach most playable.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2015-07-25 11:47:27

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0Helmet Cam footage @2300 cfsN/A

Rapid Descriptions

Helmet Cam footage @2300 cfs (Class N/A)

First person view of a whitewater kayaker at Taylor's Falls on the St. Croix River at the Wisconsin/Minnesota border.

User Comments

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June 29 2005 (4913 days ago)
Jason StinglDetails
The island hole is great. It might be in as low as 7000cfs, is for sure in by 7500cfs, 8500cfs was
a level I personally enjoyed (hole is deep and more on the friendly side), around the 10,000cfs the
hole is great but the river left side is sticky. It sounds like the hole stays up to 11,000 cfs or
September 25 2000 (6651 days ago)
Jason StinglDetails
Many Minnesota paddlers head over to Taylor's Falls (T.F.) after work on Wednesdays to paddle,
grill out and drink beer.

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