Lower Tamarack - Hwy.25 to Hwy.48/77 (10.2 miles)

Lower Tamarack, Minnesota, US


Hwy.25 to Hwy.48/77 (10.2 miles)

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 10.2 Miles
Avg. Gradient 12 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-05336700 6.00 - 10.00 ft I-II 00h59m ~ 5.64 ft (too low)

River Description

Note: This is not a lower section of a river named the Tamarack. The river is the Lower Tamarack!

This is a pool-drop river with some fairly long (up to 1/4 mile) class I-II rapids, and occasional small surf waves or holes. There is a fair amount of flat water on the lower part of the river, and the St. Croix, to the take out. (The run ends with approximately 1.7 mile paddle-out on the St.Croix River, which is included in the mileage figure cited above.)

Put-in elevation is approximately 994'.
Take-out elevation is approximately 867'.
Thus total elevation change is approximately 127'.

Put in: from the take-out, go west across Mn.48/Wi.77 bridge. Take the first right in Mn. on CR173. Follow this to Hwy.25 and turn right. Proceed about 1 mile to put-in at the first river crossing.

Take out: MN Hwy.48/WI Hwy.77 bridge over the St. Croix, on the downstream Wisconsin side. (This is known as "Thayer's Landing".)

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-11-23 16:11:06

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0Drainage: 125 sq.mi.N/A

Rapid Descriptions

Drainage: 125 sq.mi. (Class N/A)
Approximate drainage area at put-in (to the best of my ability using online planimeter and topomap, manually tracing watershed perimeter.)

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