The rivers flowing into eastern Lake Superior have small watersheds and, therefore, are best paddled in the spring/early summer when flows are highest. Eastern Lake Superior can also have a “wet” fall season allowing paddlers another time to descend the rivers.


The spring flows depend on the snow melt and rain but the date that this happens changes from year to year. There is no flow guage information being collected for the Sand River. To try to help you plan your Sand River canoe trip; we will try to post pictures of Sand River flow levels in the Lake Superior Provincial Park News and/or on our Facebook page throughout the spring and fall. There is flow gauge information for three rivers used by paddlers in eastern Lake Superior: Pukaskwa River; Magpie River and the Batchawana River. You can check these flow reports and estimate what the flows might be on the Sand River.