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
Cedar River At Charles City
USGS 05457700
516 cfs 2.7 ft
Turkey River At Spillville
USGS 05411600
130 cfs 2.4 ft
Turkey River Near Eldorado
USGS 05411850
533 cfs 6.3 ft
Mississippi River At Prescott
USGS 05344500
8,620 cfs 25.3 ft
Cedar River Near Austin
USGS 05457000
124 cfs 3.1 ft
Kettle River Below Sandstone
USGS 05336700
238 cfs 4.4 ft
Little Cedar River Near Ionia
USGS 05458000
113 cfs 4.0 ft
St. Croix River Near Danbury
USGS 05333500
2,030 cfs 2.2 ft
South Kawishiwi R Abv White Iron Lake Nr Ely
USGS 05126210
28 cfs 2.8 ft
Vermillion River Near Empire
USGS 05345000
29 cfs 2.3 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Outdoor Recreation

Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Wild Mountain Ski Area 0" 76° 0"
Spirit Mountain 0" 76° 0"
Welch Village Ski Area 0" 78° 0"
Steeplechase Ski & Snowboard 0" 76° 0"
Chester Bowl Park 0" 78° 0"
Giants Ridge Resort 0" 76° 0"
Trollhaugen Ski Area 0" 78° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Upper Saint Louis 448.0cfs 4.5 Mi II+ to IV