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Mississippi river, Almonte to Blakeney *

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  • Grade: 1-2
  • Level: Navigable most of the summer
  • Gauge: Online
  • Length: 7 km
  • Time: 1-4 hours
  • Put In: Almonte Street, car park by the dam outflow
  • Take Out: Blakeney Road, river left above the bridge
  • Shuttle: 8 km
  • Character: Gentle cruise

This section is suitable for beginners with ample parking at each end for a big group. In the summer months there is not much current for most of the trip, so it could be paddled in reverse with minimal effort and walking a few sections. There are two short easy rapids midway through the section. Normally these are nothing more than a few ripples and good eddies for ferryglide practice, but a sizeable wavetrain forms in high water.

To get to the take out; Take exit 163 off Highway 417, going SW on Panmure road. After going through Panmure, turn left onto Blakeney road/County road 17. Just past Blakeney, cross the river and park on the right.

To get to the put in; Continue along Blakeney road and turn left on Christian street/County road 29. turn left again onto Almonte street, and park on the left when you see the river.