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Saint Louis River - minnesota
Updated Aug. 21, 2019, 10:30 a.m.
II+ to IV
Feet / Mile
Streamflow 541 cfs
Average 2000 cfs
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Current Weather 80° Sunny then Mostly Sunny and Breezy
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Put in located in Scanlon, north of off Hwy. 61 at the MN Power boat ramp. Weather on the river today will be sunny, with a high near 80. breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

This run is accessible from just a single access point, Access - Public Boat Ramp, located along the Saint Louis River.

Season Begins: May & Ends: November

Streamflow Conditions

The Upper Saint Louis is currently runnable with streamflow levels at 541cfs, about -66% below the average runnable rate of 2000cfs. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Upper Saint Louis are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at St. Louis River At Scanlon, Mn.

Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Saint Louis River are between a bare minimum of 300cfs and a high of 50000cfs. Paddlers can expect to come across 1 class II+ to IV obstacles as they float down this 5 mile stretch of the Saint Louis River.

Whitewater Rapids

Obstacle Class Elevation
Electric Ledge Class III to V Feet

Weather Overview: 80° Today, Sunny then Mostly Sunny and Breezy

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between Sunny, with a high near 71. to sunny, with a high near 80. breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 71° - 80°

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