No, the rapids weren't bad. You need to find out how many gates are open at the dam. I think three is the optimum. There were several canoes that went by us while we were fishing, so the rapids couldn't be too bad.
Check with the corps of engineers about the water level. Then you can better judge the water conditions. I believe you can rent rafts, they will put you on the water and pick you up at the end.
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