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Mississippi river, Blakeney rapids **

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  • Grade: 3-4
  • Level: Needs early season high water
  • Gauge: Online
  • Length: 400 m
  • Time: Good for a few hours of doing laps
  • Put In: Blakeney Road, river left just upstream of the bridge
  • Take Out: End of the rapid, river left
  • Shuttle: Walk back up through the trails
  • Character: Short section of fun rapids - a good training ground to start the season

An afternoon doing laps at Blakeney is a great way to knock the cobwebs out at the start of the season. There is nothing really difficult at most flows, but there is definitely a choice of routes and some moves to make. If the top bit looks too shallow or too scary, practice on the chutes and eddylines at the bottom of the rapids.

Dropping in at Blakeney
Dropping in at Blakeney

To get there; 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. The put in is opposite where you park.