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Mississippi river, Playfairville rapids **

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  • Grade: 2
  • Level: Good above about 30 cumecs
  • Gauge: Online
  • Length: 6.6 km
  • Time: 1-2 hours
  • Put In: Bridge at the end of Iron Mine road
  • Take Out: Playfairville
  • Shuttle: 4 km
  • Character: Springtime training and limestone ledges

Playfairville rapids is justly popular as a moderate springtime run. The ledges that make most of the rapids on this section produce some good surf waves in higher water.

To get to the take out; From Lanark, head Southwest on McDonalds Corners road. Just after Iron Mine road there is a parking spot on the left with good river access. If you cross the bridge into Playfairville you have gone too far.

To get to the put in; Head up Iron Mine road for 4 km to a junction and bridge over the river.