The St. Croix River between Gordon Dam and Riverside is subject to water level fluctuations that can make canoeing difficult, even though the scenery is still great.
The St. Croix is now a "big" river. High bluffs, with floodplains and backwater sloughs add to the character. Recreation is by both boats and canoes, though even here shallow spots can be found .
The river is wider, but can still be shallow in places. Banks are mostly low with silver maples and marshes, though there is a diversity of habitats.
These photos show the Namekagon River from its beginnings below Namekagon Dam until just before it joins with the St. Croix River. While they can not compare with the real thing, we hope you will enjoy the views.
Scenic images of the St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers
Thousands of people enjoy the Riverway up close and personal. Boating, kayaking, canoeing, tubing, fishing and camping are just some of the ways people experieince the river during the warmer months.
Park Service employees work for the benefit of the resources and the visiting public, including school children. These may be temporary or permanent employees from the Riverway or individuals from other parks and areas providing assistance. We are very lucky in that Volunteers also help in lots of ways to make the Riverway a better place.