EXTREME CAUTION SHOULD BE USED WHEN APPROACHING THE ROCK RAMP RAPIDS AREA – Running the rapids is not recommended. Under low river conditions and slow flow, an experienced paddler may choose to bypass the rock ramp utilizing a portage located along the south shore bank. Otherwise, for less experienced paddlers, and for all paddlers during higher flow conditions, it is recommended to disembark at Heritage or Memorial Park launches and bypass downstream of the rock ramp.
The rock ramp is a series of weirs constructed from large rocks spanning the width of the river and extending 300 feet downstream. It was constructed to replace an aging dam and allow for fish passage. Caution should be used at all times to avoid accidents in the rapids. Portage on the south side is recommended. This area of the river should be avoided during high water/high flow.