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.
Be A Junior Ranger
Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway, a unit of the National Park System, has a new Junior Ranger Program. The program consists of a Junior Ranger booklet specifically created to help children 8-12 years of age to learn more about the Riverway. The booklet has a number of activities, at least ten of them must be completed to be awarded the status of a Junior Ranger. The Junior Ranger booklet can be downloaded and printed (the booklet is 28 pages and 6.07 MB) or acquired at one of the Visitor Centers. After at least ten of the activities are completed, family members can stop by the Riverway's Visitor Centers in either Trego or St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin to get their award. Take a look, give it a try, and have some fun.
Can't visit St. Croix or want to do more junior ranger activities?, Check out Web Rangers a National Park Service Program that allows you to complete junior ranger activities by computer.
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.