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
Hay River At Wheeler
USGS 05368000
308 cfs 4.1 ft
Mississippi River At Prescott
USGS 05344500
21,900 cfs 26.2 ft
Willow River @ Willow R State Park Nr Burkhardt
USGS 05341752
180 cfs 3.9 ft
Kettle River Below Sandstone
USGS 05336700
458 cfs 4.8 ft
Root River Near Pilot Mound
USGS 05383950
242 cfs 7.9 ft
Nemadji River Near South Superior
USGS 04024430
178 cfs 5.3 ft
Chippewa River At Durand
USGS 05369500
7,360 cfs 4.5 ft
St. Louis River At Scanlon
USGS 04024000
1,830 cfs 3.9 ft
Red Cedar River At Menomonie
USGS 05369000
1,240 cfs 6.8 ft
Snake River Near Pine City
USGS 05338500
404 cfs 3.5 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Outdoor Recreation

Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Welch Village Ski Area 0" 46° 0"
Chester Bowl Park 0" 46° 0"
Spirit Mountain 0" 46° 0"
Giants Ridge Resort 0" 46° 0"
Steeplechase Ski & Snowboard 0" 46° 0"
Trollhaugen Ski Area 0" 46° 0"
Wild Mountain Ski Area 0" 46° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Upper Saint Louis 1820.0cfs 4.5 Mi II+ to IV