Saturday, March 25, 2017

2017 Jim Falls Whitewater Events & Release Schedule

2017 Jim Falls Whitewater Release Schedule
  • Aprils 1st through May 31st - 850 cfs (24/7, designated for Spawning Sturgeon / Start date dependent upon on spring thaw)
  • Summer Release Schedule @ 650 cfs, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Special Thanks to Xcel Energy, NPS & American Whitewater for making these happen!):
    • Saturday, June 10th and 11th - Continuation of Canoe U, hosted by Rapids Riders, Minneapolis / St. Paul.  Contact Dan McGrath, (612) 388-0936 or go to for more information.
    • Saturday, July 22nd and 23rd
    • Saturday, August 12 and 13th - (ButterCup Whitewater Slalom Series), for more information contact Glenn Felske, (715) 313-4512
    • JFWW / Butter Cup Flyer

2017 Jim Falls Whitewater - Beginner Whitewater Kayaking Course
  • Saturday, July 22nd and Sunday, July 23rd
  • Cost:  $125
  • Registration Deadline: Saturday, July 15th
  • Dates& amp; Locations:
    • One week day night - 5 to 9 p.m. - Talk with instructors. 
    • Free camping available behind Smileys Restaurant in Jim Falls, WI
    • One Saturday - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Meet @ Hwy 178 Historical Marker (Jim Falls, WI)
    • One Sunday - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Meet @ Hwy 178 Historical Marker (Jim Falls, WI)
    • *Note*Each participant will need to be outfitted for boats & gear prior to the first day of this course.
    • For more information please email us @ or call Dan McGrath, (612) 388-0936 
2012 Jim Falls Sturgeon Fest Canoe / Kayak Races 
Down River Race Results, Video Footage & Pictures (09/01/12)
Jim Falls Whitewater - Whitewater Destinations of the Chippewa Valley
  • Jim Falls is the ideal locaiton for beginner / intermediate boaters to learn the basics & an excellent place for more advanced paddlers to hone in on their skills.  What mot people don't know is surrounding the Jim Falls area with in an hour or two drive their are several other locations to Whitewater paddle that can, depending on water levels, challenge the most experienced boaters.  Take a look at these clips & see what the Chippewa Valley has to offer:
Whitewater Destinations of the Chippewa Valley;

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