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
Kettle River Below Sandstone
USGS 05336700
2,780 cfs 7.1 ft
Wapsipinicon River Near Tripoli
USGS 05420680
199 cfs 8.4 ft
St. Croix River At St. Croix Falls
USGS 05340500
13,200 cfs 6.9 ft
Upper Iowa River At Bluffton
USGS 05387440
252 cfs 3.5 ft
Cannon River At Welch
USGS 05355200
1,260 cfs 5.0 ft
Kinnickinnic River Near River Falls
USGS 05342000
134 cfs 8.6 ft
Upper Iowa River At Decorah
USGS 05387500
360 cfs 2.2 ft
Zumbro River At Kellogg
USGS 05374900
1,550 cfs 3.2 ft
Mississippi River At Prescott
USGS 05344500
42,700 cfs 29.1 ft
St. Louis River At Scanlon
USGS 04024000
6,030 cfs 6.2 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Outdoor Recreation

Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Giants Ridge Resort 0" 46° 0"
Chester Bowl Park 0" 46° 0"
Spirit Mountain 0" 46° 0"
Trollhaugen Ski Area 0" 46° 0"
Wild Mountain Ski Area 0" 46° 0"
Steeplechase Ski & Snowboard 0" 46° 0"
Welch Village Ski Area 0" 46° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Upper Saint Louis 6030.0cfs 4.5 Mi II+ to IV