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Whitewater River Run

Minnesota Saint Louis River

Upper Saint Louis

Class II+ TO IV Difficulty


86°, Chance T-Storms

The Upper St. Louis River run in Minnesota is a challenging Class III-IV river run that offers thrilling rapids and scenic views. The river obstacles include boulder gardens, narrow chutes, and standing waves. It is best to float this section of water in the late spring or early summer when the water levels are high, with a recommended flow of 800-1200 cfs. This section is not recommended for beginners and requires experienced paddlers with proper gear and safety precautions. The Upper St. Louis River run is an exhilarating adventure for those seeking a challenging and rewarding river run.

Weather today, A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Status Runnable
Class Level II+ to IV
Elevation 1,109 ft
Run Length 4.5 Mi
Streamflow Discharge 4160 cfs
Gauge Height 5.3 ft
Reporting Streamgage St. Louis River At Scanlon
USGS 04024000

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Knife River Near Two Harbors
USGS 04015330
36 cfs 26.2 ft
Snake River Near Pine City
USGS 05338500
625 cfs 3.8 ft
South Kawishiwi R Abv White Iron Lake Nr Ely
USGS 05126210
2,280 cfs 6.9 ft
Gold Portage Outlet From Kabetogama Lk Nr Ray
USGS 05129290
1,180 cfs 19.9 ft
Vermilion River Nr Crane Lake
USGS 05129115
2,390 cfs 12.0 ft
St. Croix River At St. Croix Falls
USGS 05340500
5,260 cfs 4.4 ft
St. Croix River Near Danbury
USGS 05333500
1,600 cfs 1.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

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