• Canoeists paddle by tree lined shores

    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

Birding Packs and Fishing Kits Available

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Date: May 23, 2013
Contact: Branda Thwaits, 715-635-8346 x425

Birding Packs and Fishing Kits Available for Public Use

TREGO, Wisconsin: Looking for a way to explore and enjoy the Namekagon and St. Croix rivers? Join the many visitors who have discovered the joys of birdwatching along the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway or try your luck at fishing one of the nation's most scenic rivers. To get started, stop by the Namekagon River Visitor Center and borrow a birding pack or a fishing kit.

Every birding backpack contains a pair of binoculars, a field guide to help identify birds, a journal, and a bird checklist. Each fishing kit includes a rod/reel combo and a tackle box with an assortment of lures.  

Backpacks and kits for both kids and adults are available. They can be borrowed free of charge for up to a week for use on the Namekagon and St. Croix rivers and Riverway trails. Proof of a fishing license is required for those over 16 years of age borrowing the fishing kit.  

The Namekagon River Visitor Center is located on Highway 63, one mile east of Highway 53, in Trego, Wisconsin. It is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily from May 24, 2013 through Labor Day.

For more information about borrowing this equipment, call (715) 635-8346 or e-mail us.


Did You Know?

a face profile seemingly formed by a rock wall

The Old Man of the Dalles is one of the many features visitors can see looking at the rocks in the Dalles, or rocky gorge, of the St. Croix River. A great way to view these rocky features, as well as St. Croix NSR, is from the water in a boat or a canoe.