Sauk, Minnesota, US
K. of C. Park to Mississippi River (4.1 miles)
||I-II (varies with level)
SAUK RIVER NEAR ST. CLOUD, MN
450 - 5000 cfs
Generally too low for whitewater. Gauge (1,030 sq.mi. drainage) is less than a mile upstream of listed put-in, thus should very accurately reflect actual conditions for reach.
A fine 'in-town' run with short, pool-drop, class I-II rapids, and scattered small surfing
There is a lowhead dam about halfway down the run, easily recognized since it has a wooden
footbridge passing over it. The dam has crumbled between the pylons and the shore on either side,
making both sides runnable. However, the dam is still intact in the middle, and could be a death
trap at some flows.
Put-in: Knights of Columbus Park, near intersection of 8th St.N.(Hwy.4) and 54th
Alt.Put-in: behind the VFW Hospital (approx.coords.: 45.5770?N, 94.2103?W) This is where the
gradient starts so it cuts down on some of the flatwater paddling.
Take-out: At the confluence with the Mississippi River -or-
Alt.Take-out: Continue about 1/2 mile down the Mississippi to play at Sauk Rapids
(under 1st St. N.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2005-03-30 05:40:39