• Canoeists paddle by tree lined shores

    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

Park Statistics

Designations:

National Scenic Riverway - October 2, 1968

Lower River added- October 25, 1972

Acreage

Gross Area Acres for FY 2004 - 92,738

Gross Area Acres for FY 2003 - 92,754

Total acres within the boundary, Upper and Lower Riverway, including water surface, backwater & islands - 97,573
Total acres, NPS managed area - 81,780
Total acres above ordinary high water mark - 68,191
Total acres owned in fee by USA - 21,165
Total acres protected by easement - 14,137
Total acres other public lands(state, county, town) - 27,471
Total acres, private within municipalities - 5,481

Visitation
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2004- 313,904

Total Recreation Visits for FY 2003- 282,651


Budget
FY 2004 Annual Budget is $3,251,000

FY 2003 Annual Budget is $2,979,000







Did You Know?

Blackand white old photo of three men standing on logs loaded on a wagon with horses attached

In 1872 3,500 men, 1,600 horses and 250 oxen logged off 35,000 acres cutting some 200 million board feet of logs. "Taylors Falls Reporter". In 1883 the Boom in Stillwater, Minnesota, which collected logs coming down the St. Croix River, reported 1,397,417 logs for 217,045,647 board feet.