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    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

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    Areas of the Namekagon and St. Croix Rivers are experiencing late season high water levels due to recent rainfall. River users should prepare for swifter than normal currents, cool water temperatures, and floating or submerged debris in the rivers. More »

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Rivers are flowing, changing, currents of water. We are drawn to rivers to paddle, fish, camp, or to just sit and watch moving water. Follow this blog for updates on recreational opportunities, park programs, current events, and the changing seasons of the St Croix and Namekagon Rivers.

A Winter "Snapshot" of the Namekagon

February 02, 2012 Posted by: Park Volunteer Ben Thwaits

Winter photography benefiting youth

 

Did You Know?

two men with a circular ice saw.  In the background blocks of ice are moving up a ramp into an ice house

Before the invention of refrigerators, people harvested ice from rivers and lakes in the winter and stored the ice, covered in sawdust, in buildings. An ice house, storing ice from the river, once stood near the site of the park headquarters for St. Croix NSR, in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.