Portage options: good portage access on river left, east bank in in Otranto Park at boat ramp. Portage boats 100 yards to Park exit, cross 480th street, proceed 100 yards down gravel road to below dam. West bank of river is private property
Documented Fatalities: 1
June 14, 1974, Allan Blake, 12, fell in while walking across the dam
Comments: Downstream there is an old power dam, just above Highway 105 west of St. Ansgar, that can be run through a breach on the right side.