The Upper Vermilion is a pastoral stream above the Middle section that the Keel Haulers Canoe Club runs their Annual Down River Race held the last Sunday in March.
USGS River Gauge
If the Vermilion gauge is not working, you can use the Huron River Gauge as an indicator since it is in the same watershed.
Huron River Level
Then use this calculator to estimate the Vermilion flow.
Vermilion level Calculator
Vermilion level must be at least zero to navigate this section.
Note: paddleable range is from 2.8' to 6' for the Upper on the Vermilion gauge.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
Use the map below to calculate how
to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.
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American Whitewater. Don't worry about multiple submissions from other witnesses, as our safety
editors will turn multiple witness reports into a single unified accident report.
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