Montreal - A) Hwy. 2 at WI/MI state line to Nylund Road (3.6 miles)

Montreal, Michigan, US/Wisconsin, US


A) Hwy. 2 at WI/MI state line to Nylund Road (3.6 miles)

Usual Difficulty II-IV(V) (for normal flows)
Length 3.6 Miles
Avg. Gradient 73 fpm
Max Gradient 136 fpm

Interstate Falls

Interstate Falls
Photo of Eric Platenberg by Tom O'Keefe taken 05/03/97

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Black at Ramsay Approximation
virtual-130854 200 - 800 cfs II-IV(V) 00h53m ~ 79.17 cfs (too low)
Almost certainly too low. Let us know if this gauge correlates, and if this range seems correct. Drainage for this reach is similar to Black at Ramsay (and not far distant), so virtual gauge there *may* provide some relevance here. Correlation not assured.

River Description

Our preferred put-in is at the Wisconsin Welcome Center, just upstream (South) of Hwy 2. (It's great to have heated changing rooms!)

On river, after about a mile of flatwater access, you'll find two significant falls. Peterson Falls (IV) is a rocky slide. Interstate Falls (V) (25') is runnable, but usually portaged. Between them is fairly continuous with few eddies. It is easy to pass the 'point of no return' above Interstate Falls, which has a tricky approach and (across much of its width) lands on shallow or exposed rock. Downstream of the falls, after a brief pause, you'll find nearly continuous rapids (possibly with many strainers) nearly all the way to the take-out.

Take-out is Nylund Road (A.K.A. Town Road 0028). (This was formerly labeled as Erickson Road, but I find no online indications of that name at present.)

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-01-02 16:46:32

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
1.1Peterson FallsN/AWaterfall
1.5Interstate FallsIVWaterfall Photo

Rapid Descriptions

Peterson Falls (Class N/A, Mile 1.1)

After nearly a mile of flatwater, you begin to encounter mild rocky rips. This is a sign that Peterson Falls lies just downstream.

Interstate Falls (Class IV, Mile 1.5)


Photo of Will by Jonathan Sisley taken 12/02/13 @ low runnable level

At 1.4 miles, an island is encountered. Immediately at the end of this island lies the run-up to Interstate Falls. There is a house river-right at the falls -- please respect private property.

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