High Water Levels On The St. Croix And Namekagon Rivers
The St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers are running high, fast and cold due to snowmelt and recent rain. Ice flows and other floating debris may be present making conditions additionally hazardous. Osceola Landing has been closed. Other landings may be flooded 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?
Mussels rely on fish to carry their young around until they are old enough to drop to the river bottom. To attract the fish and attach their young, mussels put on displays that make fish think they are fish or other food. The mussel shell, which is all we normally see, is now barely visible.