Mississippi - Chain of Rocks (Riverview Drive, north St. Louis) (PnP)

Mississippi, Illinois, US/Missouri, US


Chain of Rocks (Riverview Drive, north St. Louis) (PnP)

Usual Difficulty III-IV (varies with level)

Salmon Run (Oil Can Hole)

Salmon Run (Oil Can Hole)
Photo of Salmon Run Hole by Herm Smith taken 09/22/01 @ 4 feet

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Mississippi River at St. Louis, MO
usgs-07010000 3.00 - 26.00 ft III-IV 01h00m 19.07 ft (running)
Highest boatable range (258,000-425,000 cfs). Awesome big waves with pile. Gauge (697,000 sq.mi. drainage) is about 11 miles downstream.

River Description


From the StreamTeach website, linked below:

Can't get out on land that touches the Missouri bank because this is private property owned by the City of Saint Louis (for the water treatment plant). Security is no longer allowing folks to get out of their boats.

There is a nasty low-head dam in the middle of the shoals,100 yards or so below Blockhouse but above the other play features. "Oil Can Hole" is a dangerous life-threatening hole that is difficult to rescue from.

Detailed information is available at StreamTeach.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2012-12-18 11:08:06

Rapid Descriptions

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