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
Zumbro River At Kellogg
USGS 05374900
1,550 cfs 3.2 ft
Cannon River At Welch
USGS 05355200
576 cfs 3.7 ft
Mississippi River At Red Wing
USGS 05355250
25,000 cfs 4.7 ft
Knife River Near Two Harbors
USGS 04015330
23 cfs 26.0 ft
Red Cedar River At Menomonie
USGS 05369000
909 cfs 6.4 ft
Eau Galle River At Spring Valley
USGS 05370000
17 cfs 12.2 ft
South Kawishiwi R Abv White Iron Lake Nr Ely
USGS 05126210
670 cfs 4.9 ft
Kettle River Below Sandstone
USGS 05336700
439 cfs 4.8 ft
Nemadji River Near South Superior
USGS 04024430
95 cfs 4.7 ft
Cedar River Near Austin
USGS 05457000
109 cfs 2.9 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Outdoor Recreation

Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Chester Bowl Park 0" 51° 9.21"
Wild Mountain Ski Area 0" 51° 9.21"
Trollhaugen Ski Area 0" 60° 0.2"
Giants Ridge Resort 0" 60° 0.2"
Steeplechase Ski & Snowboard 0" 51° 9.21"
Spirit Mountain 0" 60° 0.2"
Welch Village Ski Area 0" 55° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Upper Saint Louis 6710.0cfs 4.5 Mi II+ to IV