St. Ansgar Mill Dam

River/Stream: Cedar River

Location: St. Ansgar, Mitchell County
        Latitude: 43.371675
        Longitude: -92.936271
        Click here to view an aerial map of the dam.

Built: 1916

Owner: Sherwin Klienwart

Height: 7.5 feet

Length: 220 feet

Hazards: drowning, usage, visibility, portage

Warning Signs: none

Portage: It is necessary to carry around the St. Ansgar dam. The best portage is on the right bank about 50 yards above the dam. -- Crawdaddy Outdoors

Comments: Click here to view historical information and a few images of the mill dam.

Upstream there is an old power dam, just above Highway 105 northwest of St. Ansgar, that can be run through a breach on the right side.

Fatalities 1

  • June 29, 1924, Cromwell Gould, swept over dam while swimming in high water

Photos courtesy of Dave Hillman