• Canoeists paddle by tree lined shores

    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

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  • Flowage Level Drawdown North Of Taylors Falls/St. Croix Falls

    Beginning October 2, Xcel Energy will be lowering the level of the flowage upstream from Taylors Falls/St. Croix Falls by up to 6 feet. This is to allow for repair to flashboards on the dam that were damaged by high water in September.

For Kids

Every kid that visits the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway has a chance to become a Junior Ranger! While they have the opportunity to become a Junior Ranger at every National Park, the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway's Junior Ranger program is particularly prestigious. It is only for the bravest, cleverest, most resilient and environmentally minded youth of America!

If you're up for the challenge you must complete 10 activities from the St. Croix Junior Ranger Booklet (which can be downloaded or picked up at one of the St. Croix Visitor Centers). You must then present your work to a National Park Ranger for inspection and finally demonstrate your ability to select and put on an appropriate personal floatation device at one the visitor centers. If successful you be sworn in as an official St. Croix Scenic Riverway Junior Ranger during an official ceremony in which you will take the Junior Ranger Pledge and receive the Junior Ranger Badge and Certificate as a symbol of achievement. If you complete all of the Junior Ranger Activities in the activity book you will also earn the Official St. Croix National Scenic Riverway Junior Ranger PATCH!

Other interactive activities and opportunities to learn more are available at visitor centers. The rivers provide lots of things to see and areas to explore. A handout is available to help you seek wildlife. Keep your eyes wide open.

If you're unable to visit the Park or if you're searching for still more National Park Service FUN, become a WebRanger online! Through this site you can create an official WebRanger ID card, customize your own digital ranger station and play fun interactive WebRanger games.

Did You Know?

Two mussels or clams on sand.  They are yellowish brown with greenish stripes

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.