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Otter Tail portage 650 ft
Winnie Dam portage 770 ft
Cohasset portage 665 ft
Grand Rapids portage (truck) 1.67 mi
Potlatch portage 435 ft
Little Falls portage 1260 ft
Blanchard portage 1890 ft
Sartell portage 2520 ft
St. Cloud portage 1080 ft
Dunne Island portage 750 ft
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8B - Hog bayou finish, required if windy, very scenic
AJ Forets Bayou Lafourche Route (A.j. Foret writes --- Alternative route -- Take Bayou Lafourche, a tributary of the Mississippi River, at Donaldsonville, La. and it is a scenic bayou that will take you to the Gulf of Mexico at the Fourcheon. There are roads nearby here at the Gulf. There is one small portage in Thibodaux, La with a boat launch just prior to the weir that you will portage past. Great people of French decent along the bayou. The further down the bayou you go you will see lots of shrimp and oyster boats. Usually not much current. There is a marina at the Fourcheon very close to the gulf and once you reach the Gulf there is miles and miles of undeveloped beach there. You can easily paddle a short distance back up the bayou to the marina to be picked up.)
Old River Lock portage 3000 ft
Chain of Rocks Portage
9/8: Lock 15 portage 445 ft
via the Mississippi River
Dunne Island portage in
St. Cloud portage in
09/09: Lock 17
09/08: Lock 15
8/11: MN: Lake Itasca SP Bearpaw Campground
8/12: MN: rough camp in small clearing next to fence corner
8/13: MN: MNDNR Fox Trap Camp
8/14: MN: rough camp in woods above Miss River outlet from Lake Bemidji
8/15: MN: Knutson Dam USFS campground; outlet of Cass Lake
8/16: MN: Tamarack Point USFS campground
8/17: MN: Schoolcraft State Park campground
8/18: MN: MNDNR Soucher's Camp
8/19: MN: rough camp on river bank next to cow pasture
8/20: MN: Palisade town park, camp in picnic shelter
8/21: MN: farm yard
8/22: MN: Brainerd; River Angel home
8/23: MN: rough camp mile 973.5 island
8/24: MN: Royalton Sportsmans Club park
8/25: MN: MNDNR Boy Scout Point Camp
8/26: MN: Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park picnic area
8/27: MN: rough camp on sandbar on small inlet below St. Paul
8/28: MN: rough camp on sandy forest floor in a WMA
8/29: MN: Long Point sandbar
8/30: MN: Muench Island rough camp in riverine forest off of small creek
8/31: MN: Johnson Island rough camp on narrow sand ridge
9/1: WI: rough camp on old dredging sand dune opposite Brownsville, MN
9/2: WI: rough camp on island near end of Capoli Slough
9/3: IA: Wyalusing Slough UMNWA rough camp on maple floodplane
9/4: IA: Guttenberg; River Angel cabin
9/5: IL: Island 235 sandy boat camp
9/6: IL: sandy clearing on island
9/7: IL: Campbell's Island rough camp at tip of island in forest with no understory
9/8: IL: Blanchard Island ACE campsite
9/9: IL: Keithsberg; municipal campground shelter
9/10: IA: Upper Twin Island sportsmans club cabins
9/11: MO: Alexandria; River Angel house
9/12: MO: Murphy Island rough camp on floodplane in riverine woods
9/13: IL: Hamburg town park picnic shelter
9/14: MO: Airport Lake
9/15: MO: St. Louis; Friend's house (We skipped part of the river because the Coast Guard had closed it to all traffic in St. Louis for at least three days due to flood conditions. They stopped us while we were launching and said NO WAY. Our friends dropped us off at the Meramec River and we paddled out to the MR below the closure zone.)
9/16: IL: Kaskaskia River Lock and Dam Crow's Nest picnic area
9/17: MO: Trail of Tears State Park in woods next to boat ramp
9/18: IL: Dogtooth Island back channel sandbar
9/19: KY: rough camp on steep sand bank near mile 926
9/20: KY: Kentucky Point (Toney's Towhead) sandbar
9/21: MO: Ritchie's beach next to US 155 bridge
9/22: AR: Island 28 sandbar
9/23: TN: camp
9/24: MS: Cow Island Number 47 sandbar
9/25: MS: sandbar across river from Helena
9/26 AR: Island 68 Jug Harris Towhead sandbar
9/27: MS: Indian Point sandbar
9/28: AR: Island 84 sandbar upstream from Highway 82 bridge
9/29: LA: Ajax Bar sandbar near mile 483
9/30: MS: Vicksburg Portofino Hotel
10/1: LA: Davis Island sandbar
10/2: LA: Kemp Bend woods above ACE trashed embankment near mile 384.5
10/3: MS: Buck Island Dykes grassy shoreline
10/4: LA: Simmesport; field at top of ramp
10/5: LA: Bobby Perry's RV park
10/6: LA: River Angel cabin
10/7: LA: LADNR canoe camp
10/8: LA: New Iberia Estorge-Norton House B&B
8/26: Dunne Island (Coon Rapids dam) portage in
8/25: St. Cloud Dam portage out
Sartell portage in
8/25: Sartell Dam portage out
Blanchard portage in
8/24: Blanchard Dam portage out
Little Falls portage in
8/24: Little Falls portage out
Potlatch Dam portage in
8/23: Potlatch Dam portage out
Grand Rapids in
8/18: Grand Rapids (Blandin Dam) portage out
Cohasset portage in
8/18: Cohasset (Pokegama Dam) portage out
Winnie Dam portage in
8/17: Winnibigoshish portage out
Otter Tail portage in
8/15: Otter Tail portage out
8/12: Vekin's Dam portage
8/12: Lake Itasca outlet portage
08/28: Lock 0
Small Portage
Portage to enter Bayou
08/28: Lock 0A
08/28: Lock 1
08/28: Lock 2
08/29: Lock 3
08/30: Lock 4
08/31: Lock 5
08/31: Lock 5A
09/01: Lock 6
09/01: Lock 7
09/02: Lock 8
09/03: Lock 9
09/04: Lock 10
09/05: Lock 11
09/06: Lock 12
09/07: Lock 13
09/07: Lock 14 auxiliary
09/08: Lock 15 portage out
09/08: Lock 15 portage in
09/08: Lock 16
09/09: Lock 17 spillway portage
09/10: Lock 18
09/11: Lock 19
09/12: Lock 20
09/12: Lock 21; truck portage
09/13: Lock 22
09/13: Lock 24
09/14: Lock 25
09/15: Lock Mel Price
10/04: Lock Old River