Upper Saint Louis


Put in located in Scanlon, north of off Hwy. 61 at the MN Power boat ramp.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Saint Louis River are between a bare minimum of 300cfs and a high of 50,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 04024000, the St. Louis River At Scanlon Remember only watercraft are permitted at Upper Saint Louis.

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Electric Ledge
Class III to V

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
St. Croix River Near Danbury
USGS 05333500
735 cfs 0.8 ft
Wapsipinicon River Near Tripoli
USGS 05420680
54 cfs 7.1 ft
Eau Galle River At Spring Valley
USGS 05370000
16 cfs 12.1 ft
Zumbro River At Kellogg
USGS 05374900
1,550 cfs 3.2 ft
Kinnickinnic River Near River Falls
USGS 05342000
93 cfs 7.9 ft
Turkey River At Spillville
USGS 05411600
173 cfs 2.8 ft
Upper Iowa River At Bluffton
USGS 05387440
426 cfs 3.8 ft
South Kawishiwi R Abv White Iron Lake Nr Ely
USGS 05126210
787 cfs 5.1 ft
Willow River @ Willow R State Park Nr Burkhardt
USGS 05341752
116 cfs 3.7 ft
South Fork Zumbro River At Rochester
USGS 05372995
238 cfs 3.3 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Outdoor Recreation

Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Wild Mountain Ski Area 0" 51° 9.21"
Giants Ridge Resort 0" 51° 9.21"
Welch Village Ski Area 0" 51° 9.21"
Spirit Mountain 0" 51° 9.21"
Trollhaugen Ski Area 0" 51° 9.21"
Chester Bowl Park 0" 51° 9.21"
Steeplechase Ski & Snowboard 0" 51° 9.21"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Upper Saint Louis 6710.0cfs 4.5 Mi II+ to IV