• Canoeists paddle by tree lined shores

    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

Park Statistics


National Scenic Riverway - October 2, 1968

Lower River added- October 25, 1972


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

Total Recreation Visits for FY 2004- 313,904

Total Recreation Visits for FY 2003- 282,651

FY 2004 Annual Budget is $3,251,000

FY 2003 Annual Budget is $2,979,000

Did You Know?

A very narrow insect with skinny legs and a tail

Water scorpions use their tails or siphons as a a "snorkel" thrusting it up through the surface film on the water to the air above. Their legs are not much use in swimming, so most water scorpions spend life near the shoreline.