Sections of the lower St. Croix River are running higher than normal for this time of year. Be prepared and cautious if venturing out on the river, and watch for debris and other obstacles in the water.
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.
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!Read More
Travel with the River: Paddle or Float
Traveling with the river you should be aware of river levels to select which stretch of river and to know if you will be scraping or floating highRead More
Find Yourself on the Riverway
In this case physically. Maps can help you know where to camp or where landings are located along the river. Updated yearly, so check them out.Read More
People Talking about the River
To provide a more personal and changing perspective, the Riverway has added a Facebook site and a blog maintainted by park staff. Take a look.Read More
Look in the River:
Fish, mussels and bugs of all sorts, live in the river and attest to our clean water. Watch videos of some of our mussels showing off.Read More
Learn More about the River
Programs are scheduled on and off the River to help people, of various ages, learn a little more or have fun enjoying the river. Take a look!Read More
Threats to the River
Threats to the rivers come in many sizes from land, water and air. A recent threat is the introduction of Asian CarpRead More
Did You Know?
In the Dakota language The St. Croix River is O-Ki-Zu-Wa-Kpa: To meet or to unite, as the waters of a river gather into a lake or two rivers meet or an area where we planted. Dakota and Ojibwe Indians still live near St. Croix NSR.