• Canoeists paddle by tree lined shores

    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

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?

What looks like a striped fish with several tails is actually the opening of the mussel shell which is hard to see.

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.