• Canoeists paddle by tree lined shores

    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

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  • High Water Levels On The St. Croix And Namekagon Rivers

    The St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers are running high, fast and cold due to snowmelt and recent rain. Ice flows and other floating debris may be present making conditions additionally hazardous. Osceola Landing has been closed. Other landings may be flooded 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?

    An aerial photo of the river splitting and a tributaru joining from the north

    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.