You are responsible for your own safety. Know your paddling abilities and the abilities of your group. The safety page includes information about water safety and rules.
River level reports are based on:
River levels are described in the following ways:
- Volume of river flow in cubic feet per second (cfs) at five monitored stations
- River level height as observed by park personnel and volunteers at two locations
- Very High: see emergency alert at the top of the page.
- High: high and fast water, paddlers should use caution and plan accordingly.
- Good: sufficient water for paddling canoes and kayaks.
- Low: dragging of canoes and kayaks may be needed in areas.
- Very low: dragging of canoes and kayaks will be required in areas.
- Extremely Low: water flow is so minimal that paddling a canoe or kayak for an extended period would be difficult; dragging of canoes and kayaks will be required in areas.
The National Park Service encourages visitors to follow the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) regarding the spread of Covid-19, including maintaining distance between yourself and other people, frequently washing your hands, and wearing a mask indoors if you are not vaccinated. More information from the CDC is available at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html. The National Park Service urges visitors to practice Leave No Trace principles, including pack-in and pack-out, to keep outdoor spaces safe and healthy.