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 »
Birding Packs and Fishing Kits Available
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?
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.