• Canoeists paddle by tree lined shores

    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

Rivers to Explore

The St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers offer 255 miles of clean water gliding or rushing past a lush green landscape, with glimpses of human presence.  Choose to canoe and camp amid the Northwoods, or boat and fish surrounded by wooded bluffs and historic towns.  This river corridor provides bountiful scenic views and a haven for wildlife near a major metropolitan area.  Plan a visit!

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Did You Know?

winged dragonfly with a clubbed tail and yellow and black markings

A new species of dragonfly, the St. Croix Snaketail, was discovered within St. Croix NSR in 1989. It has only been found to reproduce in one other river in Wisconsin. It prefers large streams with fast flow and clean water, abundant cobble and gravel with sand bottoms in forested watersheds. More...