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
Upper Iowa River At Bluffton
USGS 05387440
509 cfs 3.6 ft
South Fork Zumbro River At Rochester
USGS 05372995
149 cfs 2.5 ft
Cannon River At Welch
USGS 05355200
1,290 cfs 4.4 ft
St. Croix River Near Danbury
USGS 05333500
2,700 cfs 2.3 ft
Nemadji River Near South Superior
USGS 04024430
243 cfs 5.3 ft
Little Cedar River Near Ionia
USGS 05458000
58 cfs 3.4 ft
Red Cedar River At Menomonie
USGS 05369000
1,100 cfs 6.7 ft
Zumbro River At Kellogg
USGS 05374900
1,550 cfs 3.2 ft
Turkey River Near Eldorado
USGS 05411850
231 cfs 6.4 ft
Snake River Near Pine City
USGS 05338500
127 cfs 3.0 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
albia,ia
SNOTEL ALBI4
2.99" -0.64"
elgin 2ssw
SNOTEL EGNM5
5.65" -0.4"
belle plaine
SNOTEL BLLI4
2.48" -0.21"
green city
SNOTEL GRCM7
2.98" -0.62"
centerville 5.6 ne, ia
SNOTEL IA-AP-8
4.83" -0.71"
altura 5w
SNOTEL ALTM5
7.78" -0.48"
fairfax 4.0 nw, ia
SNOTEL IA-BT-12
4.64" -0.15"
kirksville
SNOTEL KRKM7
0.84" -0.45"
grundy center,ia
SNOTEL GNDI4
5.39" -0.34"
waterloo 1.9 sse, ia
SNOTEL IA-BH-6
3.75" -0.31"
cotton
SNOTEL COTM5
15.42" -0.23"
ely
SNOTEL ELYM5
14.82" -0.16"
embarass,mn
SNOTEL EMBM5
11.55" -0.07"
cumberland
SNOTEL CBLW3
9.34" -0.29"
durand
SNOTEL DRDW3
5.05" -0.43"
alma dam 4
SNOTEL ALMW3
6.2" -0.43"
bloomfield 6.5 e, ia
SNOTEL IA-DV-8
1.14" -0.54"
bloomfield 4.2 wnw, ia
SNOTEL IA-DV-7
0.32" -0.46"
waterloo snow
SNOTEL ALXI4
3.93" -0.36"
elma iowa
SNOTEL ELMI4
7.97" -0.37"
fairfield
SNOTEL FRFI4
1.47" -0.49"
floodwood,mn
SNOTEL FLDM5
14.4" -0.26"
cook
SNOTEL COKM5
16.24" -0.1"
waterloo municipal airport
SNOTEL ALO
6" 0"
bruno,mn
SNOTEL BRUM5
6.86" -0.25"
kabetogama lake visitor ctr
SNOTEL KABM5
15.19" -0.15"
hastings dam 2
SNOTEL HSTM5
5.67" -0.33"
fayette
SNOTEL FYTI4
8.7" -0.42"
babbitt
SNOTEL BABM5
14.03" -0.1"
forest lake 5ne
SNOTEL FORM5
8" -0.24"
brimson 2s
SNOTEL BRMM5
19.19" -0.23"
charles city
SNOTEL CIYI4
6.05" -0.38"
cedar falls 0.4 wnw, ia
SNOTEL IA-BH-3
5.94" -0.39"
allison,ia
SNOTEL ASNI4
5.5" -0.35"
baldwin
SNOTEL BALW3
7.2" -0.31"
ew0729 rochester
SNOTEL E0729_MADIS
5.6" -0.57"

Outdoor Recreation

Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Trollhaugen Ski Area 6.86" 78° 0"
Spirit Mountain 11.55" 78° 0"
Welch Village Ski Area 5.67" 78° 0"
Chester Bowl Park 14.03" 78° 0"
Giants Ridge Resort 11.55" 78° 0"
Wild Mountain Ski Area 8" 24° 4.38"
Steeplechase Ski & Snowboard 5.6" 78° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Upper Saint Louis 2390.0cfs 4.5 Mi II+ to IV