Rating in parenthesis is for Sauna Bath Rapid (class IV-V) which may be omitted by taking out before.
We are unsure of precise access points (put-in/take-out) for this run. Anyone with specific information is encouraged to help out your fellow boaters by using the "Add a Comment" button which should appear (to all logged-in users) below.
A USGS sampling site (used for random "Field Measurements") lists drainage at this point of 88.8 square miles.
A USGS sampling site (used for random "Field Measurements") lists drainage at this point of 76.5 square miles.
Combined, this implies a drainage somewhere over 165 square miles at the put-in listed for this run.
This is the listed take-out for an upper reach of this river. Using this as access for the current reach adds 2.5 miles or so of flatwater, however it may make for a more likely (more passable roads?) shuttle. Either shuttle route is quite long (nearly an hour each way, according to GoogleMaps).
If access is possible here, you could cut your trip length considerably. (Land both sides of river may all be private property, necessitating permission.) Upstream appears to be mostly low-grade rapids interspersed with flatwater, while downstream appears to find somewhat more stout rapids.
Minnesota DNR maintains a gauge for this river. Click Here to see that gauge.
Recommended flows for the upper section are above 600 cfs.
Note: You can use the pull-down menus to change the graph from 'Preliminary Stage' (feet) to 'Discharge' (cfs), and to change the number of days of data displayed. Once you make your selections, press the "Change" button for the changes to take effect and a new graph to be displayed.
Permits are not required for this reach.
This shuttle is may be near a full hour (each way). We highly recommend meeting at take-out, gearing up, swapping boats and boaters to as few vehicles as possible (to leave 'drop vehicles' there), then driving to put-in to run river. This gets you on water without the delay which would result from meeting at put-in, having to run shuttle down and back up (while some boaters wait somewhere near two full hours) before putting on river!
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