• Canoeists paddle by tree lined shores

    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

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  • Caution - High River Levels and Changing Conditions

    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 »

High Water


The water is high, cold, fast, and deep: in these conditions hypothermia is a real and serious risk.

Please be aware that landings and the roads leading to them may be, or may become, submerged. Whether driving or walking, any time you encounter water over a road or trail, turn around and do not enter the water.

Watch for debris. Debris may be floating or just under the surface, and swift currents may push you into debris.

Campsites may be dangerous to access due to high water. Normal access may be underwater, and swift currents may make it difficult to pull up to shore and exit or enter your vessel.

If you must go on the water, PLEASE WEAR YOUR LIFEJACKET AT ALL TIMES!

Bring extra dry clothes in a protected plastic bag or container. In these conditions,

Watch for low bridges: be prepared to portage around them.

Let someone know your float plan. Notify that person when you get on and off the river.

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.