• 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 »

Boating Checklist

Do your part to help stop the spread of zebra mussels:

  • Do not travel upstream past the High Bridge Checkpoint at mile 28.5 north of Stillwater.
  • Remove all aquatic plants and animals from your boat, trailer and accessory equipment (anchors, centerboards, trailer hitch, wheels, rollers, cables and axles) before leaving the boat ramp or marina.
  • Empty your bait bucket on land. Never dump live fish or water into another body of water.
  • Drain all bilge water, live wells and engine compartments.
  • Wash your boat, tackle, downriggers, lines and trailer with hot water (140 degrees).
  • Flush hot water through your motor's cooling system and other boat parts that normally get wet. Let everything dry for seven days in the sun before transporting your boat to another body of water.

Detailed information about zebra mussels can be found in a handout titled, "Stopping the Spread of Zebra Mussels" (pdf), also available at Riverway visitor centers.

    Did You Know?

    A green dragonfly emerges from its old skin, seen below.

    Dragonflies spend most of their life living in the water. Eventually they climb out of the water and grab onto something. Here they will emerge from their old skin like a butterfly emerges from its cocoon and fly away.