The rivers are running high and fast and the water is cold. Be prepared and cautious if venturing out on the rivers! Watch for debris and low clearance under bridges.
Beginning in 2013, water will no longer be available at McDowell Bridge Landing, Riverside Landing, and the Marshland District Office on Highway 70. Please plan accordingly and bring an adequate supply of water.
Graceful Curves Of Fall
September 28, 2012
"There were graceful curves, reflected images, woody heights, soft distances; and over the whole scene, far and near, the dissolving lights drifted steadily, enriching it, every passing moment, with new marvels of coloring." -Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi
With the seasonal change the river begins to grow quiet. Visitation on the St. Croix and Namekagon drops dramatically after Labor Day weekend, and the sound of canoes and kayaks, laughter and conversation, begin to fade as if echoes passing downriver. Yet this is perhaps the best time of year to paddle the Northwoods.
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A new species of dragonfly, the St. Croix Snaketail, was discovered within St. Croix NSR in 1989. It has only been found to reproduce in one other river in Wisconsin. It prefers large streams with fast flow and clean water, abundant cobble and gravel with sand bottoms in forested watersheds. More...