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Whitewater River Run

Minnesota Saint Louis River

Upper Saint Louis

Class II+ TO IV


68°, Chance Showers Then Slight Chance T-Storms And Breezy

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 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 68. Breezy, with an east wind 5 to 15 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 1590 cfs
Gauge Height 3.7 ft
Reporting Streamgage St. Louis River At Scanlon
USGS 04024000

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Nemadji River Near South Superior
USGS 04024430
103 cfs 4.4 ft
Gold Portage Outlet From Kabetogama Lk Nr Ray
USGS 05129290
829 cfs 18.7 ft
South Kawishiwi R Abv White Iron Lake Nr Ely
USGS 05126210
979 cfs 5.3 ft
St. Croix River Near Danbury
USGS 05333500
1,160 cfs 1.2 ft
Snake River Near Pine City
USGS 05338500
172 cfs 3.1 ft
St. Louis River At Scanlon
USGS 04024000
1,590 cfs 3.7 ft
Knife River Near Two Harbors
USGS 04015330
13 cfs 25.9 ft
Kettle River Below Sandstone
USGS 05336700
255 cfs 4.4 ft
Vermilion River Nr Crane Lake
USGS 05129115
1,070 cfs 8.9 ft
Black Hawk Creek At Hudson
USGS 05463500
116 cfs 5.5 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Balsam Lake Pine Park - Town 15 1,144 ft
Highland Ridge 45 1,105 ft
Anderson - Berger Park None 1,143 ft
Paint Rock Springs - St. Croix State Park 210 915 ft
Pfeiffer Lake 16 1,470 ft
Bay City 25 676 ft
Hickory Hills Park - La Porte City 80 911 ft
Hoodoo Point City Campground 85 1,362 ft
Shell Rock Rec Area 40 899 ft
Wakemup Bay - Kabetogama State Forest 22 1,368 ft
Boulder - St Croix State Forest 21 999 ft
Vermilion Trail 40 1,430 ft
Twin Ponds Co Park - West None 1,070 ft
Big Woods Lake None 859 ft
Nugget Lake County Park 55 1,022 ft
North Cedar Park 40 935 ft
Eau Galle Lake Spring Valley None 957 ft
Sherwood Forest City Campground 57 1,505 ft
Diamond Lake County Park 100 910 ft
George Wyth State Park 70 849 ft
Otter Creek Lake and Park 83 933 ft
Big Rice Lake 15 1,452 ft
Riverview - St. Croix State Park 211 905 ft
Clear Lake City Park None 1,164 ft
McKinley City Park 80 1,396 ft
Twin Ponds Co Park - East None 1,053 ft
Interstate State Park 85 977 ft
Garfvert - Nemadji State Forest 18 1,162 ft
Cedar Bend Park 40 975 ft
Deerwood City Park None 838 ft
Echo Lake 24 1,275 ft
Black Hawk County Park None 858 ft
Alcock Park 40 1,018 ft
Split Rock County Park 54 1,069 ft
Highland Ridge - Eau Galle Reservoir None 1,130 ft
Thunder Woman Park 190 878 ft
Riverside Landing - St. Croix National Scenic River None 896 ft
Hatfield City Park 10 995 ft
T. F. Clark Co Park 13 891 ft
Lake Jeanette 12 1,375 ft
Hoffman City Park None 920 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Wild Mountain Ski Area 0" 88° 0"
Spirit Mountain 0" 76° 0"
Welch Village Ski Area 0" 88° 0"
Giants Ridge Resort 0" 76° 0"
Coffee Mill 0" 74° 0"
Afton Alps Ski Area 0" 88° 0"
Chester Bowl Park 0" 74° 0"
Trollhaugen Ski Area 0" 74° 0"
Steeplechase Ski & Snowboard 0" 86° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Upper Saint Louis 1590.0cfs 4.5 Mi II+ to IV

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