St. Croix and Namekagon River levels higher than normal for mid-September
Water levels are higher than normal for this time of year due to recent rainfall. Along with below average water temperatures, river users should be alert to the possibility of faster than normal currents. More »
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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Did You Know?
St. Croix National Scenic Riverway is home to 40 species of native mussels. Throughout the United States their populations are considered highly threatened. The Higgins Eye Pearly mussel is on the endangered species list.