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 00h35m ~ 7.89 ft (running)
Likely good flows in area, suggest this run should be boatable. Reference gauge (Kettle at Sandstone) should provide indication of water levels in area. Must confirm actual flow for this run.

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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