Kettle, Minnesota, US
A) CR4 (near Kettle Lake) to CR52 (Moose Horn R.) (25 miles)
||I-II (for normal flows)
This long reach may be shortened substantially via a number of road crossings.
Reportedly, there are some technical boulder garden rapids and a few good playable waves
(particularly near CR131/133).
I have no firsthand knowledge of this reach, but analysis of topo maps suggests the
From County Route 4 to County Route 14 (5.0 miles at 6 FPM): Mostly lower gradient through (what
appears to be) a marshy area.
From County Route 14 to Hwy.73 (5.8 miles at 11 FPM): Gradient picks up a bit. River is narrow
and winding, with one rapids after another.
Just above the confluence of the West Branch (above CR 131) there is 1 mile at 23FPM, though the
flow from the West Branch may be needed for good paddling at lower flows.
From Hwy.73 to Hwy.27 (5.1 miles, at 13 FPM): Gradient continues good. There is 1 mile at 25FPM
flanking Hwy 27 bridge.
From Hwy.27 to County Road 66 (5.1 miles at 9 FPM): Gradient slacks off.
From County Route 66 to County Route 52 (4.2 miles at 9 FPM): Prior gradient continues,
flattening out towards the end.
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Last Updated: 2018-01-03 21:07:28